Nicholas M. DePedro, 95, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Harrison House in Coatesville.
Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Frank and Lucia DePedro.
Nick was the loving husband of Louise Steen DePedro with whom he shared 69 years of marriage until her death in November 2020.
Nick was a proud Navy veteran and served his country in World War II where he was stationed in the Pacific on the USS Heermann. Nick was a gifted baseball player and before his deployment, he was scouted by several major league teams including the Philadelphia Phillies. Because of his call to serve, however, Nick joined the Navy and his budding baseball career was sidetracked. After completing his time of service, Nick returned to Coatesville and began working at the Lukens Steel Company until his retirement. Nick then worked for many years at the Brandywine YMCA. In 2007, he was inducted into the Coatesville Sports Hall of Fame. Nick was a devoted member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and faithfully served as an usher. He was a talented wood carver and spent many hours carving and painting ducks, which were his favorite subject, as well as American flag pins. Nick enjoyed fishing with his son Brant at Hibernia Park and other spots throughout Chester County. We will dearly miss Nick’s sense of humor, and his abiding devotion to his family.
Nick is survived by his daughter Ellen Dohner and by his son, Brant, husband of Loretta and their children - his beloved granddaughters - Candace DePedro and Kelly Finkbohner, and her husband Matthew, who Nick loved like a grandson. Nick was preceded in death by his siblings Richard DiPietro, Vivian Berardi, Elsie DeLutis, Albert “PeeWee” DePedro, Anthony “Gus” DePedro, and Carmen DePedro.
Relatives and friends may visit from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Harris Mountain Funeral & Cremation Service, 1030 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. Funeral services will be private.
Masks and social distancing rules will be followed for the visitation.
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