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Robert F. Immediato Sr.

May 25, 1936 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 81)

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Mass of Christian Burial
August 18, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
9th and Dupont Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Interment WIll Be Private


Robert F. Immediato Sr., 81, of Wilmington passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Born in Wilmington on May 25, 1936 to Joseph J. Immediato, Sr. & Catherine (Volzone) Immediato and Grandparents Philip Immediato & Raphael (Viscount) Immediato.   Bob retired after working 42 years at DuPont Chestnut Run in the textiles Department.  In 1990, Bob was saluted by the Wilmington City Council for a long and distinguished minor league and semipro baseball career.   Bob played three years of minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was an All-Star selection his first year.  Bob played in the Delaware Semi-Pro Baseball League for 34 years, retiring at age 56. He spent the last 27 years playing with Parkway’s perennial champions.  He is the all-time Delaware Semi-Pro Baseball League leader in hits (923), RBI’s (551) and runs scored (515). He was the 1972 batting champion with a .450 average and was a six-time League All-Star.   Bob was inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 and Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame in 2007.  At Goldey-Beacom College, in 1955 he set a school single-game basketball scoring record of 41 points. Bob was the Metropolitan League scoring champion 1960-1961, averaging 23 points per game. He was a basketball official for 32 years, working at the high school/local college levels. Bob was a three-sport letterman at Wilmington High School (baseball, basketball, track), graduating 1954.  He also enjoyed his grandchildren’s annual trip to the Ice Capades, gardening, bowling, and horseracing, the Phillies & sitting on his porch being the Mayor of 10th Street in Little Italy.  Bob is survived by his sons:  Robert F Immediato, Jr. (Diane) and  Paul Immediato (Lynne) and his daughters:  Teresa Kaiser, and  Jennifer (Immediato) Dawkins (Morgan),  his Brother,  Joseph Immediato, Jr (Joan) in addition to 13 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 18 at 10:30 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 9th & DuPont St. Wilm.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wilmington Little League, C/O Joseph J. Immediato Jr. 518 Faith Drive, East Norton, PA. 19403.  To send an online condolence please visit


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