Robert J. DeLosh, 96, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Robert J. DeLosh, 96, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.

As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A prayer service will be held on 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, with Deacon William Johnston presiding, followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at a later date.

Robert was born in Watertown on January 6, 1922, son of Harry J. and Beatrice N. Welch DeLosh and he was a 1940 graduate of Watertown High School. On October 19, 1942 he entered the US Army. He received the American Theater and EAE Ribbons and the Good Conduct and Victory Medals. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on November 29, 1945.

He worked for 26 years for New York Airbrake, working in the core and blue prints room. Robert retired as the Blueprint Administrator in 1981.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 61 and a life member and Man of the Year at North Side Improvement League. He enjoyed watching baseball, hockey, and football.

Robert is survived by his brother and his wife, Thomas P. and Nancy K. DeLosh, Watertown; brother-in-law, Mervin M. Smith, S. C.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his brother, Donald F. DeLosh, September 14, 2008, sister-in-law, Elizabeth M. “Bessie” DeLosh, February 8, 2018, and sister, Mary A. Smith, November 14, 1987.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St. or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.

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