John J. “Johnny” DiMaio, Sr., 72, of Newark, Delaware passed away on Monday, March 22nd. He was born on February 20, 1949 in Wilmington, Delaware to James Eugene DiMaio, Sr. and Rose Marie (Covey) Roberts.
Johnny graduated in 1968 from Mount Pleasant High School and was drafted into the United States Army in 1969. During his time in the military, he married his wife of 51 years, Sandra K.
Upon his discharge from the Army, Johnny began a long career with Delmarva Power that ended after 47 years of dedicated service. During his time with Delmarva, he enjoyed working as a Lineman, often volunteering to travel to other states to help restore power after major storms. He enjoyed playing softball and spending time at the Delmarva Sportsman’s club, and helping plan and organize the yearly company picnics.
In his free time, Johnny enjoyed fishing, specifically his trips to the Outer Banks. He also loved helping his family and friends with projects around the house. You could often find him, and his brother-in-law, Joe, building a deck, installing windows and siding or any project that was needed. Johnny was truly a skilled “Jack of all trades”, a passion he enjoyed sharing with his sons.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Sandra K. (Tilley) DiMaio; their sons, John Jr. and his wife Kellie, Vito and his wife Christine and Anthony; his grandchildren, Dominic, Isabella, Isaac, Adrian, Julia and Julian, and great grandson, Lukas; his sister Betty Ann Winward and her husband, Joe; his brothers, Mark Roberts and his wife Kathy, and Randy Roberts; his sister-in-law, Terrie DiMaio (James, Jr.) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, James E. DiMaio, Sr., his mother, Rose Marie Roberts and brothers, James E. DiMaio, Jr. and Robert DiMaio.
A Celebration of Johnny’s Life will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 2 at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. For those unable to attend in person, Johnny’s service will be live-streamed on his obituary page on the Doherty Funeral Home website. Interment will be private.
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