Ralph ‘Lennie’ DiFilippo
Lennie DiFilippo, age 90, passed away peacefully on November 6th at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was born on July 5,1929. Lennie is survived by his beloved sister Aida Stainback, as well as multiple generations of nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene J. DiFilippo Sr., his mother, Mary DeCecco DiFilippo, and two brothers Eugene Jr. and William.
He was a long time resident of Toughkenamon, PA. He graduated from Kennett High School, and joined the army. After his discharge he spent all of his life as co-owner of a family business, DiFilippo’s General Store, which served the Toughkenamon and surrounding community for more than 75 years.
After his retirement, he loved working in his yard and could often be found riding his tractor mowing grass or tinkering. He also enjoyed taking long rides in his car as well as dining out. During the winter months, a hobby he reveled in was piecing together multiple puzzles. Lennie was an avid baseball fan and found delight in collecting memorabilia of his favorite team, The New York Yankees. In his younger years,his hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing baseball for the Tuffies Baseball Club. He recently communicated how he was the last standing survivor.
Lennie was active in his community as a giving person and provided scholarship funds to both Kennett and Avon Grove High Schools. He participated in many Kennett Square Memorial Day and Halloween parades by driving his Model A Ford of which he was very fond of. Lennie was friendly person and made many friends at the local YMCA. He always had a friendly smile and said hello to everyone.
Services and interment are private.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com