Delphine Myra PRESUTTI, 66, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Bellaire, Ohio, died August 1, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital.
She was born July 28, 1940 in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Veto and Barbara Presutti.
Delphine was owner of Pyrotechnics by Presutti and part owner of Ohio Fireworks.
She was a 1958 graduate of Bellaire High School; 1968 received her Bachelor of Arts from Mary Manse College, Toledo, Ohio; 1969 Master in Education, University of Miami; 1965-69 Lucas County Welfare Department in Toledo; 1972-73 Coconut Grove, Florida Community Clinic; 1972-78 Assistant Professor Miami Dade College; 1978-81 lived in South East Asia Village of Nepal; 1981-87 lived in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; 1982-84 Outside Travel Consultant; 1984-86 Private Therapist Practice; 1986-88 President CEO Importing Firm; 1988-91 Human Services Director for Government of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Delphine was a world traveler and met many dear friends on her journeys while in Hong Kong, Paris, Nepal, Thailand and the Himalayas, just to name a few. While in Asia, her favorite resting spot was the Garden of the Katmandu Guesthouse in Thamel, Katmandu, where she and her friends gathered.
Surviving are her brother, Roger Presutti and family of Bellaire and her sister Bobbie Lucas and her husband Dave of St. Clairsville.
Del had many nieces and nephews, whom she considered her own; Jim, Jessica, Christopher, Nicola, Andrea, Cody her traveling buddy, Brittany, Jimmy and Leslie.
She was loved and admired by all. She was truly "The Goddess of Fire."
A private ceremony will be held in her honor.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.