In Memory

Louis H Dilulio

MOLINE HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR 1953-1986
Louis H. DiIulio, 92, formerly of Moline, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at his home.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30am Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4-6pm Friday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111-1st St A, Moline with a Christian Wake service at 3:30pm. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, East Moline with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 246, Moline. Memorials may be made to Moline High School Instrumental Music Department or to Sacred Heart Church, Moline.
     Louis was born July 19, 1926 in Silvis, IL, the son of Antonio and Tommasina (Compana) DiIulio. He was a US Army veteran having served in WWII. He married Marlene Firman on August 3, 1957, at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline.
      Louis attended UTHS, East Moline, Augustana College, Rock Island and received his Masters Degree in Music Education from Vander Cook College, Chicago, IL. He worked as a Band Director and Coordinator of the Music Department at Moline High School for 33 years, retiring in 1986 and he later taught private music lessons.
     Louis was a former member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and teaching music.
     Survivors include his wife, Marlene; children, Tony DiIulio, Hermosa Beach, CA, Mary (Ricardo) Amador, Omaha, NE and John DiIulio, Naperville, IL; grandchildren, Isabella Amador, Clara Amador and Charlie DiIulio; sister, Della Dumolien and a brother, Joseph DiIulio. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Anne Steele and Edith Senatra.



 
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12/21/18 02:37 PM #1    

Nancy A Groene (Bené)

Mr. Dilulio was the band teacher at Coolidge Jr. High before he moved to that position at MHS. I played (or tried to play) the flute. Even though I wasn't very good, Mr. Dilulio was nice to me.

 


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