David “Vitto” Gene Dettore ( 74) of Umatilla Florida, passed away on Friday August 10, 2018 at Tavares Hospice House after a short battle with leukemia. Vitto was born in Ottawa Illinois on November 7, 1943 to Angelo and Mary Dettore. He joined the Army July 24, 1967 and was stationed out of Ft. Bliss Texas until being sent to serve in Vietnam. Vitto was honorably discharged July 23, 1969. While fighting for our country, he received medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Rifle, Good Conduct Medal, Basic Missleman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. Vitto went on to pursue a career in the entertainment industry as a Professional Musician who was well known as a drummer. He has always been a diehard Chicago Bears and Cubs Fan. Vitto will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
Vitto was preceded in death by his parents Angelo and Mary Dettore (Cioni); by his son, Christopher Lee Dettore, grandson Dylan Hals and a brother, Vincent A Dettore.
He is survived by his daughter, Tina Lund (Barry) of Tonica, Illinois; daughter Jodi (Jason Olson) Dettore/Robare, or Cedar Point, Illinois; his son, David (Arlene) Dettore of Boulder Creek, California; daughter Jada Ruth Jackson of Crawfordville, FL; and daughter Joanne Contreras (Sergio), of Peoria, Illinois; by his grand-children, Marissa Sellers (Derek), Amy Lund, and Jordan Hals (Aaron Sanchez); by his great-grandchild, Skylar Lynn Sanchez; dear, life-long friends, Jefferey and Rosco Tart; and his niece and caregiver, Dawn Dettore
Services and Military Honors for David “Vitto” Dettore will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Date and time is to yet to be determined and at the discretion of his family.
Date and Time to be determined.