SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Demetrio “Dan” DeMatteis, 86 of Sharpsville, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. 

He was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1935 to Columba (Colatti) and Pasquale DeMatteis. 

He attended New Castle High School.

On October 6, 1973, he married his wife, Elvera (DeJulia) DeMatteis who survives at home. 

Dan was employed with Dean Foods as a driver/salesman. He was very proud of his job of 35 years and was known as “Dancing Dan your friendly milkman”.

He was a member of the American Legion, West Penn Miata Club and attended St. Bartholomew Church for the past 48 years.

He enjoyed being Santa for the Sharpsville Service Club, as well as watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees.

He leaves behind his beloved dog, Sofia

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Army.

Dan is survived by his wife; a daughter, Michelle (Mark) Stenander of Hermitage; a son, Phillip DeMatteis of Farrell; five grandchildren, James and Chelsea Stenander, Shannon, John (Missy) and Tom (Megan) Kratko; seven great-grandchildren, Callie and Wyatt Stratter, Tristan and Victoria Bremick, Laynie, Adyson and Fisher Kratko; a sister-in-law, Bonni (Saul) DePofi and many “favorite” nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Anne (Frank) Chiaro and Mary (Con) Dely; brothers, Crescendo DeMatteis and Rudolph (Josephine) DeMatteis; a father-in-law, James DeJulia; a mother-in-law, Viola DeJulia; brother-in-law, Louis (Rosemarie) DeJulia; a daughter-in-law, Sandy DeMatteis and former spouse, Armaleine DeMatteis.

Friends may call Monday, November 15, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Sherman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Bartholomew Church, 311 W. Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, with Father Matthew Strickenberger officiating. Full military honors will be offered following Mass. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church. 

The family asks that you wear a mask for services.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter, 2599 Broadway Road, Hermitage, PA 16148; St Bartholomew Church “Pantry fund” or Prince of Peace, 502 Darr Avenue, Farrell, PA 16121

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A television tribute will air Friday, November 12 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.