Douglas Michael DiPreta
Douglas Michael DiPreta, 73, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2019) with his wife, Pam, by his side.
Mr. DiPreta was born Sept. 30, 1946, a son of Michael (Stone) DiPreta and Marie (Agostinella) DiPreta.
A 1964 graduate of Sharon High School, he attended Youngstown State University and proudly served in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam Era.
Music was ingrained in Doug's DNA at a young age and remained a focal point his entire adult life. After forming his first band at the age of 12, he continued forming bands throughout his career as an artist, most notably: The Offbeats, Moment of Truth, Limelighters, and Delegation.
In 1981, Doug met the love of his life, the former Pam Mitchell, while in the band Delegation. The two were married Nov. 7, 1986. Together, they created music for the next 38 years, finding perfect harmony in their husband and wife team, Michaels and Mitchell.
With his family as top priority, Doug relocated from Atlantic City, N.J., and Las Vegas, Nev., to rejoin his family in Sharon, and ultimately Boynton Beach, to be with his father-in-law, Neil. He was a loving father to two equally talented sons.
The musical heritage of the DiPreta family lives on through his son, Darren, and his brother, Mickey.
In addition to his wife, Doug is survived by: a son, Darren (Lindsay) DiPreta; a brother, Mick (Patti) DiPreta; a sister, Elaine (Phil) Gadola; his best furry friend, Tucker; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his beloved son, Douglas DiPreta.
Doug's life was a life filled with music, love and laughter that will live on in our hearts forever.

DIPRETA
Douglas Michael, 73, Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (10-10-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Mass of Christian burial noon Friday (10-11-19) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan as celebrant
Published on October 5, 2019

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Beverly Thomas
Oct 11, 2019
Pam, sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
jeff schwartz
Oct 10, 2019
Doug was like family to us at Casa Di Amore for years. He was a wonderful entertainer. I grew very fond of him throughout the years. We at Casa mourn his passing.
Jack Klaric
Oct 10, 2019
Pam;
I was so very sad to hear about Doug’s passing. A true talented gentleman always. I never heard anyone speak negatively of him and in this day and age that’s monumental. He will be missed by so many. May all you wonderful memories give you some comfort in the coming days🙏🙏.
Marlene Broeckel
Oct 10, 2019
He was so FANTASTIC. MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
Robert Conti
Oct 10, 2019
I extend much sympathy and condolences to you and all members of your family. It is extremely difficult to accept that nearly twenty years of close and cherished friendship with Doug are gone. Everyone who knew Doug would agree, that although warm memories will remain, his loss will be felt. I will miss our conversations every four or five days. Please keep in touch.
Warm regards,
Robert Conti
R.I.P. Dear Old Friend.
Joan Fitzgerald
Oct 09, 2019
Much love to you Pam and family. Doug will be remembered by me for his gentle and generous spirit. I will never forget how both of you supported our entire delegation of dental hygienists from New England for our District dinner at the Las Vegas Restaurant where you and Doug entertained! It was one of those unforgettable “moments” of friendship and love! My deepest condolences my friend!
Michelle Atlas DiNatale
Oct 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him well but the few times we met it was a great experience. Wishing you comfort.
Sally Richards Koepke
Oct 09, 2019
A great fellow classmate of the greatest class of "64" @ SHS and record hope at the American Legion. So many memories. My sincere and deepest sympathy to Pam and the families 🙏🙏 RIP Doug
Aline Bohm Greif
Oct 09, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear about Doug. May his memory always be a blessing.
Condolences to his loving family.
Brian Bortz
Oct 08, 2019
I was a 20 year-old kid when Doug took a chance on a recommendation and hired me sight-unseen from 300 miles across the state. I joined his band, then called The Doug DiPreta Show (fresh off his years with the Bobby Mercer Road Show), and I was so green, but willing to learn. Doug was so gifted and also hard-working and inspired me to give my best every show. Although that incarnation of the band dissolved after just a few months, we reformed again shortly thereafter and became Delegation, and a few months later Pam joined the band. I stayed with them for over 6 years as we traveled all over the US, Caribbean and Canada; a truly life-changing experience for this young man. I met my wife Bri...gitte while we were in Montreal and we've been married since '88. Now, 38 years later I still deeply love Doug and Pam, and those memories and friendships will never fade. I trust that Doug is now jamming with the Lord, and we will meet again one day. Pamela, much love to you and we are here to support you as you move forward - we know how much a part of you Doug was on this earth, but I pray his enduring spirit will remain with you...Doug, we will all miss you dearly.Read more
Brigitte Bortz
Oct 08, 2019
Being the girlfriend (now wife of 31 years) of the bass player I got the pleasure of running the spot light for Doug and Pam and Delegation’s shows while visiting on the road from Reading PA to Lakeland Florida. We always had a blast. I’m so sorry Pam we can’t be there with you this week as we are traveling to Canada. So many memories with you two. The night of Balderdash had us rolling on the floor laughing. We did not see each other for 20 years, yet when we met in Hermitage and Florida, it was like yesterday. We will miss Doug so much. We love you and we will visit again soon. Much love. B & B
Mike Blandina
Oct 08, 2019
I was proud to have met him and will always remember him.
Rosa Eberle
Oct 08, 2019
So heart broken over your loss of your love of your life. Enjoyed when you and Doug sang at Station Square. Also at Vernons. He will be missed by all who knew him and adored the both of you
Maxine Sisserman
Oct 08, 2019
To a wonderful man who was gifted, talented, humble, kind, caring and loving. He was one of a kind and dear Pam you and he made a special and loving team. Thank you both for the beautiful memories you shared with us. My heart is with you.
Peggy and Rob Cunningham
Oct 08, 2019
May God grant you peace and give you all the strength during this time of sorrow. The good times he brought to all of us and his music will be sung by Angels!
Jo Ann Mazzeo
Oct 08, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a true gentleman. I fell in love with Doug and Pam when we first met. There positive energy was contagious. May he Rest In Peace.
Debbie DiCarlo
Oct 08, 2019
Dear Pam and Family , Randy and I extend Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Pam when I think of You and Doug I always think of the beautiful relationship you both shared together. It was very obvious to me from the first time I met you both. What a blessing it was to getting to work with you on the dances and to just converse. You both have those extra ordinary personalities that make it easy to love you. Along with the talent you shared your personalities were a gift for all who have met you over the years. Deepest love!
Susan Feinstein
Oct 08, 2019
My deepest condolences Pam to you and your family. Doug was a nice man and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Doug.
Kristine Bowman
Oct 08, 2019
You are one special person that everybody loved my mom and dad thought highly of you and said you were a great guy you’ll have fun seeing them in there please tell him I said hi love you
DEDE AND BOB SHURMAN
Oct 08, 2019
PAM,
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.....DOUG WAS AWESOME...YOU GUYS MADE AN AMAZING TEAM! XOXO
Diane clarke
Oct 08, 2019
With deepsset sorrow we lost the greatest entertainment and gentleman anyone could ask for god bless rip Doug you will be greatly missed by all
Lew and Bobbie Salett
Oct 08, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss the beautiful music, along with his smile. Keep him with you always in your heart,
Phyllis & Sal Laino
Oct 08, 2019
Dearest Pam, GOD has him now in HIS loving arms for eternity. We will always remember Doug with love and prayers. If ever you need help, please call us 💖💖
Janice Standifer
Oct 08, 2019
I am so saddened Pam on the loss of Doug my heart breaks for you . You and Doug were such a special couple loved by everyone you met, he and his sax will forever be missed
Love you sweet lady
Steven Cain
Oct 08, 2019
So very sorry Pam to you and your family....