Raphael Joseph DiCello


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1. Josephine Marie Messina

Raphael Joseph DiCello 1 2 3

  • Born: 5 Jul 1932, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Josephine Marie Messina in 1957 in , , PA 1
  • Died: 21 Mar 1972, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 39 1 2 3 4
  • Buried: Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 2

   Another name for Raphael was Ray DiCello.4 5

   FamilySearch ID: LJ2D-WBN.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: teacher and coach at Pottsville Area High School on 21 Mar 1972 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1

2. Residence: 1116 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, PA on 21 Mar 1972 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1

3. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Raphael DiCello on 22 Mar 1972 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1 RAPHAEL DICELLO Pottsville Teacher, Coach Dies
Raphael J. DiCello of 1116 W. Norwegian St., a Pottsville Area High School teacher and coach died at the United States Public Health Service Hospital, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday. about 4:30 p.m. He was ill about five weeks. DiCello, 39, was son of Mrs. Mamie Tucci and the late Charles R. DiCello. He was married 14 years ago to the former JoMarie Messina. Surviving are his widow, his mother, children David Charles, Raphael, Michelle, Kevin James, at home; grandmother, Mrs. Mary Roda of Pottsville; brothers, Carmen, registered pharmacist, Pottsville; Russell, Philadelphia and Tony, a Pottsville City Councilman; sister, Angela, wife of Thomas Bolton, Pottsville. He was freshman football coach at Pottsville Area High School and an assistant track coach. He was a member of the Pottsville Human Relations Commission, Pottsville Midget Football Association, West End Hose Company, a commissioner of the Teener League, a member of the Sons of Italy Home Association. He was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Fort Union Military Academy, Va.; Muhlenberg College, Allentown. He did graduate work at the University of Vermont and Plattsburg State University. He was taking courses at Kutztown State College, working toward his master's degree. DiCello taught at Chazy High School, N. Y., for seven years and was a member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and president of the Pottsville Area School District Teachers' Association. Lord Funeral Home is in charge.

Raphael married Josephine Marie Messina, daughter of Charles Salvatore Messina and Agnes Thelma Beacher, in 1957 in , , PA.1 (Josephine Marie Messina was born on 18 Sep 1933 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA,4 6 died on 9 Nov 2009 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 4 6 and was buried on 14 Nov 2009 in Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 4 6.)


1 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 22 Mar 1972, page 2. Obituary of Raphael DiCello.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134992922.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JYSB-Z6V Raphael Dicello, Mar 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

4 James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, Pa., Obituary of Josephine M. DiCello. http://www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=146189.

5 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 2 Jan 1975, page 2. Obituary of Charles Messina.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44215076.

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