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Robert M. DiFlorio, of Upper Holland, died on Sunday, September 4, 2011. He was 57.

He was the beloved husband of 21 years to Susan E. Cristinzio DiFlorio. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of Benjamin DiFlorio and the late Lillian Siderio DiFlorio.

Bob was a resident of Upper Holland for the past 12 years. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, class of 1972 and Temple University, class of 1976 with his degree in English. Bob also received his Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University.

Bob was an educator at heart and has taught English for over 25 years, having taught at 6 schools in the Philadelphia School District. He spent the past 10 years at Northeast High School, where he was also the Head Varsity Basketball Coach.

Bob loved coaching sports. He especially loved watching his sons when they were playing. He also gave his time and coaching ability to the Catholic League. He coached for various schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over 30 years.

Bob was an avid reader and sun worshipper who looked forward to being on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. When he wasn’t with his family or working you could find him at Greg Long’s Gym, keeping in shape. He will be deeply missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love him.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by loving sons, Christian B., and Matthew Z. DiFlorio, and one brother Nicholas J. DiFlorio. He is also survived by 4 nieces and 5 nephews.

Relatives, friends and colleagues are invited to attend his Funeral Saturday 10:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966.

Interment will be private.

Bob’s family request contributions in his memory be made to St. Bede the Venerable Capital Campaign at the above address.

September 10 2011 - 10:00 am
St. Bede the Venerable Church
1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA
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On June 27th, 2012 at 09:29 pm, knucklehead wrote...

Mr.D was a cool guy i got to know him very well while i was in grade school hanging around his house or going out to eat or something fun, he taught me many things whether it be respecting my elders, shooting a foul shot, or proper english (like is not a word) his family is my second home and he was like a parent to me i really just wana say im gonna miss him and hopefully one day we can meet again and have another good talk like we usually did.


On December 27th, 2011 at 07:54 pm, Nicollette Buck wrote...

This loss cut deeply into my heart. I spoke to him nearly everyday from my freshmen year to my senior year. He truly changed my life and I wouldn't be who I am today without his guidance. I still in hard and doubtful times remember his voice saying to me " I'm not the smartest man, I'm of average intelligence but I am among the hardest working. You can be a genius, but a lazy genius is a waste of genius." and " Never cut corners, go above and beyond, never sell yourself for less than your potential." I also still have my years old notebooks from my freshmen and sophomore years whose notes I read regarding his opinions of my work that was truthful, trustworthy, and encouraging. The worst loss is to all of those whom didn't have the wonderful opportunity to have a great educator change their lives. Wishing the best in wherever the afterlife may have taken you.---Mrs Buck


On November 24th, 2011 at 07:35 pm, Cindy Pekarick (Fran's sister) wrote...

Susan, I just found out tonight about Bob. May God bless you and your boys.


On October 20th, 2011 at 04:06 pm, Anonymous wrote...

I was on his English class last March to June this summer the little bit that I got to know him he was a very dedicated teacher and a very encorage man I was one of the last student of the EOP program in Northeast high school of Philadelphia we love him I'm sorry for the lost to his family and friends he will be miss by every one that got know him and knew him R.I.P. to Mr Bob diflorio..


On September 15th, 2011 at 04:29 pm, Jan Dahlquist wrote...

There is a profound sense of loss at Northeast High School. Bob was a great teacher and a wonderful human being. He is missed.


On September 13th, 2011 at 10:51 am, Ruth Takyi-Buachie wrote...

Mr.Diflorio was my English/Advisor and i will truthfully miss him.
He was a great teacher and he will push you until u reach where he wants you to be.
R.I.P : )) ♥


On September 13th, 2011 at 08:14 am, Morrisville High Basketball Team wrote...

To the DiFlorio family,

On behalf of the Morrisville High School Basketball Team of 2006 our prayers are with you. One thing that we can say about coach is that he will always be "THE KING OF THE MATCH UP ZONE DEFENSE." lol. He will be truly Missed


On September 12th, 2011 at 02:36 pm, Leon Hill wrote...

I played for you in the spring league, you were a father figure to the entire team.you will be missed peace in paradise.


On September 10th, 2011 at 07:45 pm, George Kramarenko wrote...

Dear Christian and Matthew,
I am very sorry about the loss of your dad. He was a great coach and he inspired me to play my best. He will be greatly missed. I will pray for you and your family.


On September 10th, 2011 at 03:39 am, Lynn Keiner wrote...

Dear Susan, Christian and Matthew,
I worked with Bob at MLKing High School and Northeast High School. You were always on his mind. His love for his family and his pride in his sons was always evident.
You are in my prayers and may God's love continue to sustain you.


On September 09th, 2011 at 07:30 pm, Aaron Abbott st. john neumann "86-90" wrote...

To the Diflorio Family,

I'm truly sorry for your lost. Coach Bob was truly and inspiration to me. And I'm sorry he had to leave us sooo soon. COACH BOB THANK YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN MY SOUL.


On September 09th, 2011 at 07:01 pm, Anonymous wrote...

Bob was my colleague at Northeast High School. To his wife, Susan, and children, Matthew and Christian, I am truly sorry that you have lost such a wonderful husband and father. When Bob would talk about you his face would light up. It was wonderful to see. I cannot imagine your pain. You are in my prayers. God speed, Bob. You will be missed.


On September 09th, 2011 at 04:34 pm, Michael Berman wrote...

Mr. Diflorio was my 9th grade English teacher and homeroom advisor for all four years of high school (class of 2007). I was shocked and devastated to hear of his passing.
He was a great teacher, but an even greater man. As I read below me, when I get into discussions with people about my favorite teachers, he is always one of the ones I am sure to mention. I can remember every Monday morning was Eagles talk, he would be excited after a big win, upset after a big loss.
My thoughts go out to his family, he will sure be missed. Rest in Peace.


On September 09th, 2011 at 10:23 am, Anne-Marie Farquharson wrote...

Susan,
I just heard about your husband today. I am SO sorry and cannot begin to imagine the pain you and your boys are experiencing. Know that you will be in my prayers for the peace and comfort that God will give you.


On September 09th, 2011 at 09:53 am, Maurice Howard wrote...

Truly sorry to hear about this untimely tragedy. Bob and I were classmates at The Prep and he was always a very kind and generous fellow, that was always up for a good laugh. Based on the comments that his students have made, he hadn't changed that much. My sincere condolences to the DiFlorio family.


On September 09th, 2011 at 12:34 am, Anonymous wrote...

My family extends condolences to the family. My daughter was one of his students. Last year was her first year at Northeast Hs and she enjoyed his class. My daughter was sad and upset to learn of his passing.


On September 08th, 2011 at 02:08 pm, Anonymous wrote...

He was the best teacher ever


On September 08th, 2011 at 01:55 pm, Melinda cannon wrote...

Mr. Diflorio was my English teacher and my advisor for all four years of highschool. I can't begin to tell you how much he changed my life for the better and made highschool, which otherwise wouldve been difficult, a good place to be. He'll surely be missed.


On September 08th, 2011 at 09:28 am, Joan Naddeo wrote...

Susan,
You and your family are in my heart and prayers.


On September 08th, 2011 at 08:23 am, ron zawacki wrote...

Dear Susan, Christian, and Matthew,
I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. He was truly the epitome of a good and loyal friend. He was well respected and liked because of his sincere dedication to the players he coached and the students that he taught. He will missed by the fraternity of coaches, and teachers in the area. My most sincere condolence to you and your family.

Marge and Ron Zawacki


On September 07th, 2011 at 09:42 pm, Anonymous wrote...

was an amazing teacher and just seemed like an all around great guy. graduated in 2006, and whenever high school was mentioned, i'd make it a point to talk about mr. diflorio. he just had this way of being a goofball and making class go by and teach so much at the same time. will definitely be missed.


On September 07th, 2011 at 08:14 pm, The dolan family wrote...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. He wil be missed. God will give all the strength to get through these tough times.


On September 07th, 2011 at 08:07 pm, The dolan family wrote...

you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will give you strength to get through this tough time. He will be missed.
The dolan family


On September 07th, 2011 at 07:39 pm, Radar wrote...

Coach D will be missed by all. He loved coaching basketball and cared about everyone around him. I hope his family stays strong. The Philadelphia Basketball community lost a great man.


On September 07th, 2011 at 06:02 pm, Vincent Puleio wrote...

Nick I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


On September 07th, 2011 at 05:17 pm, Tim Walker wrote...

What a great man gone too soon. Bob coached me at CEC and I was a member of the first playoff team. He also gave me my first coaching position. God Speed friend you will be missed


On September 07th, 2011 at 04:46 pm, Kaitlyn Zgura wrote...

Mr. DiFlorio was a phenomenal English teacher and will be deeply missed! My prayers go out to his family, who he always spoke of so often. He not only loved coaching and teaching, but his family as well. As his former student, he will not only be deeply missed but he will always be in my thoughts.


On September 07th, 2011 at 03:07 pm, ): wrote...

Awsome guy you will be missed


On September 07th, 2011 at 01:54 pm, Anonymous wrote...

Bob was a great coach to my son. I admired his dedication and knew he loved what he was doing. He will be greatly missed. His family will be in my prayers.
Kathleen LeNoir


On September 07th, 2011 at 01:14 pm, Debbie Catrambone-Romano wrote...

Nick and the rest of the DiFlorio family....so sorry for your loss.May Bob rest in peace.


On September 07th, 2011 at 12:44 pm, Mary Barbuto wrote...

Susan, my heart aches for you and the boys! God has made you strong....your faith will see you through! We love you!


On September 07th, 2011 at 11:13 am, Anonymous wrote...

Bobby will be missed


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