Adam J. DiFlaviano, 83, 611 Lafayette Lane, Altoona, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born June 3, 1919, in Altoona, the son of Amadio & Dorina (DiPietro) DiFlaviano. He married Antoinette “Toni” Aveni Nov. 12, 1949, in Altoona.
Mr. DiFlaviano was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He was employed as a postal clerk at the Altoona Post Office, retiring in 1978 after 30 years of service. Mr. DiFlaviano was an Altoona High School graduate and attended Clarion State University where he wrestled and played football.
He left college to serve his country as a corporal U.S. Marine Corps Raider in World War II, where he fought in the Asian-Pacific Theater. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart Medal after several significant battles.
Mr. DiFlaviano played semi-professional football for the Altoona Mountaineers.
He was cofounder of the Dry Hollow Hunting Camp and current president servicing for 13 years. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Sons of Italy Blair Lodge No. 958. Ceasare Battisti Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Susan Green of Hollidaysburg; a son Adam E. DiFlaviano of Altoona; two sisters: Lucy Cooper in Florida and Angie Viglione in California; four grandchildren: Danny Green, Randy Green and Adam J. and Missy; a son-in-law, Dan Green; and a cousin, Elizabeth DiFolco.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony; and a sister, Lydia Jenkins.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Anthony P. Scaglione Funeral Home, Altoona.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Franciscan Fathers. Full military services will be performed by the Marine Reserves of Ebensburg at the services.
Interment at Calvary Cemetery. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.