Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa Obituary & Letter

Obituary of Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa February 18, 1915 – May 27, 2004 Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa died May 27, 2004 at his home in Santa Barbara, California of natural causes associated with 89 years of exuberant and joyful living. DeLapa was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 18, 1915 to Dominic DeLapa, a chauffeur, and Rose Cozzella DeLapa, a homemaker. The eldest son in a family of twelve, Rocky assumed significant financial responsibilities for … more

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Summer party with Becky, Charles DeLapa, and great friends Mark Shelley, Greg Serrurier, Bob Ceremsak, Kathy Ceremsak, plus Jesse Cool, Brandi Carlile, and Kygo at TomKat Ranch.

What’s Different – The Return to California

Pretty much everything. On the plus side, Clean air Biking everywhere Sand volleyball on demand Cooler, drier temperatures Order A language I generally understand Great Chinese food Being the same time zone as my California friends My phone And Internet that works But of course there are many things I miss, Ubiquitous art and architecture, and living in history Urban chaos Testaccio market and piazza Walking everywhere, in particular along the Tiber Italian food The music … more

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Last day at Testaccio Market, my favorite people and “boxes” – the fruit girls, the coffee guy, the sandwich place, the mozzarella and prosciutto box, the whole scene. I’m going to miss it.

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Last dinner out. At Charlie’s request, Felice, for their tiramisu. I’ll remember the veal cacciatore and the spaghetti Felice, as well as their very healthy pour. 

Dean Martin – On an Evening in Roma

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Dean Martin – On an Evening in Roma

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Coffee at Antico Caffè Greco di Roma near the Spanish Steps with Miki Groppi (Stanford ‘09, men’s volleyball), currently an Italian professional volleyball player and doctoral student in international security at King’s College, London. The Antico Caffè Greco (sometimes simply referred to as Caffè Greco) is an historic landmark café which opened in 1760 on 86, Via dei Condotti in Rome, Italy. It is perhaps the best known and oldest bar in Rome and within Italy only Caffè … more