Daniel George Gresco, talented guitarist

Daniel George Gresco, 86, of Lewes, died on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at his home. He was born July 25, 1935 in Elizabeth, NJ, son of the late George G. and Sophia L. Gresco.

Mr. Gresco was a graduate of Westfield High School in Westfield, NJ. He rollerbladed for the Twin Cities Skating Club and was National Champion in 1952. Mr. Gresco was a proud veteran, having served honorably in the US Navy. He was certified as a Tool & Die Machinist, working for Rosco Machine Co. in Garwood, NJ, and as a Machine Shop Supervisor for Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Gresco was a talented guitarist, playing with the Back Bay Strummers, and a skillful gardener, as evidenced by his spectacular flower and vegetable gardens. He enjoyed both the Jersey Shore and the Delaware beaches, relaxing and fishing, as well as tinkering with cars. Mr. Gresco enjoyed having barbecues, bringing family and friends together as often as possible. He was best known for his witty humor and practical jokes, and was often found in his derby hat, drinking a cold beer. Mr. Gresco was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and friend. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Mr. Gresco was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce Gresco, in 2018. He is survived by his children: Lisa-Anne FitzGerald (Richard) of Peachtree City, Georgia, and John Gresco (Kristen) of Howell, NJ; and her grandchildren: Matthew, Katherine, Anne, Patricia, Emily, Thomas, Mary Kate, Andrew, Grace and Daniel.

A Christian burial mass will be celebrated in New Jersey at a later date.

Arrangements have been made with Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions in memory of Mr. Gresco at Seasons Hospice, 30265 Commerce Drive, Unit 205, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Visit the Memorial to the Life of Mr. Gresco webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.


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