Timothy J. Billick, Owner/Supervisor
Ralph R. DeRentisJune 8, 1926 ~ August 17, 2017 (age 91)
Ralph R. DeRentis, 91, of Monessen, died Thursday Aug. 17, 2017 in the Emergency Room of Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc. He was born on June 8, 1926 in Newell, the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Anninio) DeRentis. Ralph was a veteran of WW II, having served with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, having been named Father of the Year in 1998. Ralph was a volunteer for both his church, helping in the kitchen, and at St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was also a member of Charleroi Sportsmen's Club. He retired from the Allenport Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., where he worked as a heater in the annealing department. Surviving are his son Richard R. DeRentis, three grandchildren, Cory DeRentis; Rachel (Joseph) Gradischek, Camille (Kenny) Savko, a sister, Anna Ford, six great grandchildren, J.C, Olivia, Cameron, Joey, Scarlett, and Milena, and by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Norma J. (DiCenzo) DeRentis, a sister Connie Gustie Mackey, and a brother Rocco DeRentis. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen. Services will be held on Monday Aug. 21, 2017 beginning with a Blessing in the funeral home at 9:30 am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am in Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd. Monessen, with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.