Joseph V. Del Grosso Sr., 87

Joseph V. Del Grosso Sr., 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at home. He was born in “Little Italy” in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Ralph Del Grosso and Theresa (Drusano) Del Grosso.

Del Grosso graduated from Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore. He retired from work for the City of Baltimore as chief of construction. He was a member of the Ocean City (Md.) Elks and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Del Grosso is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores E. Del Grosso of Selbyville; a son, Joseph V. Del Grosso Jr. and his wife, Vickie, of Cambridge, Md.; a daughter, Dawn M. Billings and her husband, Doug, of Waterford, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Kristen Carmen and her husband, Ross, Ryan Del Grosso, Cameron Del Grosso, Tori Abbott Oberst and her husband, Paul, Grace Daniels, Sarah Billings and Kyle Billings and his wife, Jessica; and four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Abbott, Sophia Billings, Olivia Billings and Ashlynn Carmen.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Ruck-Towson Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md. Another funeral service was held Dec. 5, 2017, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with Deacon Robert McNulty officiating. A viewing was scheduled for Dec. 7, 2017, at Ruck-Towson Funeral Home, Towson, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; P.O. Box 1893; Memphis, TN 38101, or online at Condolences may be sent online at