Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My Dad: 1932-2014

My Dad and me doing one of the things we loved to do together, watch baseball.

My Dad:  

The man who bought me my first train set  (HO scale Lionel).

The man who taught me the value money and of working hard.

The man who shared the love of baseball, and the Yankees with me.

The man who I didn't get along with and couldn't stand in the first half my life, who became my most best friend who I loved with all my heart in the second half of my life.

My Dad, Carmine DiIorio passed away peacefully Monday morning at the NJ Veterans Home in Menlo Park NJ, the same place he had spent so much time volunteering to help out all the veterans who lived there.

Was he a perfect man?  No, but then no one is. But he still was a great man to those he helped through the years, especially the veterans.

Love you Dad, RIP.


  1. So sorry for your loss Ted. If it wasn't for Dads, there would be no model trains today.

  2. Sorry for your loss Ted.
    I envy all of you who had good times with their Dads.

  3. My condolences to you and your family. Your memories of your father's time with you are a precious legacy. Dick Bradley