Russell Frank D'Aiello Sr.

July 27, 1923 - January 24, 2021
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Russell Frank D’Aiello, Sr., 97, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away January 24, 2021 at Keystone Villa at Ephrata where he was a guest for the past month. He had previously resided for the past 10 years at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood.

He was the husband of the late Clementine (Mafrici) D’Aiello, who passed away February 26, 2011. They celebrated 64 years of marriage prior to her passing. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Francesco & Christina (Vassallo) D’Aiello.

A Navy veteran of WW II, he worked as a grocery manager for Shop Rite of Reading, retiring in 1985. He was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Reading and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his children – Rosemary C. wife of Paul Carabello, Wyomissing, Russell F. D’Aiello, Jr. husband of Joann, Wrightsville, Frank J. D’Aiello husband of Dolores, Brecknock Twp., his grandchildren – Paul N. Carabello, Philip J. Carabello, Jessica D. Moats, Russell F. D’Aiello, III (Stephanie), Emily E. Burnett (Jason), Joseph M. Kress (Amanda), Alicia R. Stewart (Philip), Brian L. Howard (Emily), and 13 great grandchildren.

Prayer services officiated by Deacon Christopher May will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment with military honors accorded by the U.S. Navy honor guard and the Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. The D’Aiello family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at AseraCare Hospice, Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, and Keystone Villa at Ephrata. Please honor Russell’s memory by making a contribution to Veterans Making A Difference, 645 N. 6th Street, Reading, PA 19601. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington, is assisting the D’Aiello family.

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Prayer Service officiated by Deacon Christopher May will be private at the convenience of the family.


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Gethsemane Cemetery


3139 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

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Interment with Military Honors accorded by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Ray A. Master Post #217 American Legion

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Born: July 27, 1923
Died: January 24, 2021

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John T Lehr posted on 2/20/21

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John T Lehr posted on 2/20/21

Rosemary & Paul, Russ & Joann, Frank & Dolores, Patty and I share our condolences with the loss of your father. I recently learned of his passing. I have very fond memories of Russ and Clemmy and the times our parents spent together. Never forget the Sunday afternoon meals and the odors from the kitchen from Mrs. Mafrici and Clemmy., while the men and kids watched roller derby and boxing. Russ was a gentle, kind man with a distinctive laugh. I pray your memories will bring a smile to you and your family members. Best of health to all of you. Peace, John and Patty Lehr


Rebecca Wright posted on 1/29/21

To Russ' Family, I was so sorry to hear of Russ' passing. You do not know me, but I met Russ at the Villa at Fleetwood. My mother lived their for 3 years, prior to her passing in Sept. of 2018. I had many conversations with Russ during various visits and after my mother's passing ,I did some volunteer work there until Covid. He was a delightful man and I enjoyed his smile and conversations. I loved seeing a sign on his walker at one time that said ,"Got Beer?" Hoping your fond memories give you peace during this time of loss. Rebecca Wright


Babs Frantz posted on 1/28/21

We here at Keystone Villa Fleetwood knew Russell as a sweet, kindly, courtly gentleman. It was always a pleasure to meet and greet him in the halls. He could often be seen cooking with family members in his apartment, with accompanying delicious aromas. We were sad when he moved to Ephrata, and now much sadder to see his obituary. He will be missed by all who knew him.


David T. Jankowski posted on 1/28/21

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Russel Sr. I grew up in the old southwest Reading neighborhood and knew Russel, Jr. and Frank. I lived in the 200 block of Spruce Street. I remember stopping by the Russel home on South Third Street many times after school (I went to St. Peter's) and after playing sports. Mr. and Mrs. D'Aiello were very kind. Mr. D'Aiello took me with the boys to my first professional baseball game in Philadelphia at the old Connie Mack Stadium. I wanted to give my sympathies to the family and thank him for being a positive influence on my young life. May he rest in peace.


Jackie Dundon posted on 1/27/21

Such a wonderful man. He is now with his beloved Clem. I attended many picnics at their Wyomissing home...they always wanted me to eat...LOL I used to take Clem to work and her mom would always send me off with some great food. Russ, heaven has just gained another angel. RIP dear man, you will certainly be missed. My sincere sympathy to the entire D'Aiello family.