Diodoro L. “Ted” Verzino December 12, 1935 - October 8, 2017
Diodoro L. “Ted” Verzino, 81, of Collegeville, formerly of Allentown, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 in his residence surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Antonia (Troiano) Verzino. They were married 53 years. Born in San Marco dei Cavoti, Italy, he was a son of the late Delfino and Immacolatta (Bologna) Verzino. Diodoro came to America at the age of 25. In the early part of his career, he perfected the skills of being a true craftsman in fine custom-made furniture. Diodoro opened Verzino’s Woodcraft Co. in 1968. He enjoyed building custom furniture for all his customers for 40 years until he retired in 2008. Following his retirement, Diodoro and Antonia, the love of his life, moved to Collegeville to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching sports, especially Italian soccer and attending his grandchildren’s events. He loved his wife’s Italian cooking and building custom projects for his children. Diodoro was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Verzino was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Phoenixville and a former member of Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
Survivors: Wife, Antonia; Daughters: Laura Paris and her husband Greg of Phoenixville, Delfina Doherty and her husband Bill of Phoenixville, Sofia Reedy and her husband Joshua of Pottstown; Grandchildren: Julia, Patrick, Gregory, Jack, Violet; Brother: Gildo Verzino and his wife Renee; Sister: Concetta Costanzo. Diodoro is also survived by many nieces, nephews as well as many lifelong friends. He was predeceased by a brother Nicola Verzino.
Services: Funeral Mass 11 am Thursday, Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 18th & Turner Sts., Allentown 18104. A viewing will be held at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown from 9 – 10 am Thursday. www.stephensfuneral.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or any cancer research organization.
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