An­thony DeBel­lis, 59, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

KINGSTON >> An­thony DeBel­lis, 59, of Pine Street, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Sloan-Ket­ter­ing Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in N.Y.C.

He was born Nov. 24, 1956 in Copi­ague, Long Is­land, son of the late Joseph and An­toinette Buffa DeBel­lis. He had been a ca­reer Army vet­eran who had hon­or­ably served his coun­try for over 20 years. He earned: Mer­i­to­rius Ser­vice Medal, Army Com­men­da­tion Medal, Army Achieve­ment Medal, Good Con­duct Medal, Na­tional De­fense Ser­vice Medal, and the S.W. Asia Medal with 3 bronze stars and the Pur­ple Heart.

He was a self em­ployed truck driver, and was af­fec­tion­ately known as “The Pro” and “Mad­man Truck­ing”. He was an ex­cel­lent me­chanic who en­joyed hunt­ing, bil­liards, and crus’in on his Har­ley mo­tor­cy­cle. He was an avid base­ball fan, and grand­fa­ther who just loved the kids.

Sur­viv­ing are his wife Gail Becker DeBel­lis of Kingston; sons: Craig Ben­jamin, Joseph and John DeBel­lis; daugh­ter, Michelle DeBel­lis; and sib­lings: Charles of W. Shokan, Robert of Ge­or­gia, Bartholomew of Vir­ginia, Vin­cent of Mt. Mar­ion, Lucy VanLeu­van Tro­lian of Boiceville, Paul DeBel­lis of Sauger­ties and Natalie Fetty of Cairo. Mother of his chil­dren, Mary DeBel­lis of Texas, and sev­eral grand­chil­dren, nieces, neph­ews and his four­legged ‘Brat,’ also sur­vive.

A Ser­vice to Cel­e­brate the Life of An­thony will be held on Mon­day, Oct. 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the E. B. Gorm­ley Funeral Home, 87 Main St., Phoeni­cia. Burial in the fam­ily plot at the Hudler Ceme­tery Rt. 28 Mt. Trem­per. Friends will be re­ceived on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the E. B. Gorm­ley Funeral Home.

You may share a con­do­lence with the fam­ily on An­thony’s me­mo­rial page at www.gorm­ley­fu­ner­al­

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