Richard A. DiOrio
CRABTREE, PA---Richard Anthony DiOrio, 63, a longtime resident of Crabtree and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at his hunting camp in Potter County.
Born October 27, 1950 in Latrobe, he was a son of Anthony and Helen Likvan DiOrio.
He was a graduate of Greensburg-Salem High School, Class of 1968 and of Edinboro University with a Bachelorâs degree in elementary education and a certification in driverâs education. He played football in both high school and college. During high school he was the team captain, was selected All State and played in the Big 33. He played in the Football Classic game at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey featuring the top high school players in Pennsylvania. Rick played for Edinboroâs undefeated 1970 championship team, which was their greatest team in history, having played in the Lambert Bowl winning the 1970 Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy which is given to the best team in the Northeast. He also played on the 1971 undefeated team at Edinboro.
While residing in Florida, he was the owner and head instructor of a driving school.
Rick enjoyed riding his panhead chopper, hunting and fishing. He loved his dogs.
Surviving are a brother, Darryl L. (Barbara) DiOrio of New Florence; a sister, Sandra K. DiOrio of Columbus, Ohio; a niece, Denise M. DiOrio; and a nephew, Dante` L. (Nikki) DiOrio; and an uncle, Michael (Mary Ann) Likvan of Niles, Illinois.
Rick was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Luigi and Jiosephina DiOrio; his maternal grandparents, John and Anna Likvan; and his parents.
Friends are invited to call at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 2538 State Route 119, Crabtree, PA on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon with the Rev. Justin Matro, O.S.B., pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will be in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree.