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MARIE DELELLES Marie (Antonoff) DeLelles, born 30 May 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on 16 May 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Clement J. DeLelles. Marie was a graduate of Duquesne University (School of Music) and was the supervisor of music in the Duquesne Public School System. She was also an alumnus of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. Later, she taught music in the Moon Township Schools in Pittsburgh. She moved to Las Vegas in 1977 and was a substitute music teacher in the Clark County School District for 21 years. Marie was a member of both the local and national chapters of AOSA (American Orff-Schulwerk Association). She was also a member of the St. Joseph, Husband of Mary church choir. Marie was most proud of the following achievements: having received a scholarship to sing and dance with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, having made her professional singing debut at Carnegie Hall in 1944, having been a soloist with the Wilkinsburg Symphony Orchestra, and having appeared in WHO'S WHO in Pittsburgh music circles. Marie is survived by three beloved sons: Rick, Randy, and Ron and daughter-in-law, Anita, who reside in Las Vegas and St. George. She also considered Jeff Kriske as her fourth son. Marie is survived by nine nieces and nephews: Estelle Jordan, Barbara Mayfield, Daniel Jordan, Sonia Good, Nancy Scholar, Natalie Wuchenich, Toni Marie Aleandri, John DeLelles, and Greg DeLelles. Due to current circumstances, a private graveside service for the immediate family will take place on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at Palm Eastern.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 20, 2020.
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June 1, 2020
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Gloria Fuoco-Lawson
May 26, 2020
Marie and their family always made me feel welcome and at ease. During my childhood in Moon Township, PA
I was excited about visiting their home where the atmosphere was filled with creativity. Her musical abilities influenced us all. Her kindness and grace made life special. We need more people like Marie in this world. I know we will all strive to follow in her footsteps and make the world a better place. God bless you Marie .
Rest in peace. Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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May 26, 2020
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May 23, 2020
Each time Marie subbed for me at McWilliams, she left copies of her own music she had used. I continued to use some of those pieces for the next 30 years.
Janice Townsend
May 20, 2020
Our deepest condolences to your family. Sending you hugs and love.
Candace Kruse-Makowski
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