Daniel D. Pelloni, 91, of Mercer Road, Franklin Township, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 3:15 AM at The Grove at Harmony. Born on December 10, 1925 in Ellwood City, Daniel was the son of the late John and Minnie Martino Pelloni. He married the former Lillian Jolley on April 10, 1947 and she preceded him in death on June 12, 2008. Daniel was a founding member of the Ellwood City Bolt Busters semi-pro football team, where he played center. He was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving aboard the USS Pelias During WWII. He was active in Riverside Amateur Baseball and he was a member of the Ellwood SOI Lodge. Daniel retired from Bison Labs in Ellwood City, but everyone knew Daniel from the 53 years he spent driving school bus for the Riverside School District. Daniel always volunteered to drive the athletic and academic teams to their games and meets and he drove four generations of students to school. Daniel is survived by his sons, David and Elaine Pelloni and Kevin Pelloni and his fiancee, Jada Lehman, all of Ellwood City, a grandson, Nicholas Pelloni and two step-granddaughters, Camaria and Madison Lehman. In addition to his parents and his wife, Daniel was preceded in death by three brothers; Anthony, Peter and John Pelloni and three sisters; Theresa Antonelli, Jennie McBride and Mary Jane Wiley. Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 19th at 1:30 PM with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the Veteran's Honor Guard.
I played football with Dan in high school. I never knew he was older than me (am 88) and that he had served in WWII. Dan was one of the good guys on the team and he lived a good life. It was good to have known him. His friend Bob
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