HAPPY 97TH BIRTHDAY | Lorenzo DeSantis



Residence: Youngstown.

Date of birth: Aug. 10, 1916, Pacentro, Italy.


Parents: Joseph and Gaetana DeSantis.

Siblings: Quintino DeSantis, Flora DiMascio and Mary Carano and the late Angela Marchionda and Frank DeSantis.

Spouse: Velia DeSantis, whom he married Jan. 26, 1939, in Pacentro, died Nov. 4, 2008.

Children: Frank (Shelly) DeSantis of Fairlawn, Ohio; Flo (Paul) Harkey of Canfield; and the late John (Shirley) DeSantis.

Grandchildren: Nine.

Great-grandchildren: 12.


Education: Attended school in Pacentro.

Employment: He was a millwright for LTV Steel for 30 years.

Memberships: St. Dominic Church and the Pacentrano Club.

Military service: Member of the Italian Army Bersaglieri for 10 years.


Other information: He exercises every day, tends his garden and enjoys cooking. He loves to go to Panera or Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee.


His birthday was celebrated with his family at the Pacentrano Club.

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