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Lacrosse world mourns loss of Peter DiSabatino, 20, former Appoquinimink (DE) captain

Tuesday, 20th November 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 11/20/12

A service to celebrate his life of G. Peter Michael DiSabatino, 20, of Bear, Del., was held Monday night at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Bear.

Mr. DiSabatino was shot and killed in the courtyard of his off-campus apartment in Newark on Monday, November 12. Police have found no apparent motive in DiSabatino’s slaying and are continuing to investigate.

Mr. DiSabatino was in the first graduating class at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, DE, in 2011 and was a sophomore at the University of Delaware where he had hoped to major in business and was on the Dean’s list.

Mr. DiSabatino loved sports and played football and lacrosse at Appoquinimink where he was co-captain for the lacrosse team his junior and senior years.

Appoquinimink Coach Chris Rutter made this entry in Mr. DiSabataino’s Guest Book: “DiSabatino family- We are so sorry for your loss; Peter will forever have made a mark on the AHS boys lacrosse team. We are all deeply saddened by his death, He poured his heart and soul out for his teammates and coaches. He will never be forgotten.”

Mr. DiSabatino a Baltimore Raven and Miami Heat fan. He enjoyed working out and playing basketball at the gym. He had worked for Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant in Elkton MD and was most recently employed at the Mediterranean Grill in Newark. He also had been a long time worker for his family’s business: Kimo’s Shave Ice. Peter was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

Mr. diSabatino loved music and enjoyed writing and producing songs. He had begun several short stories and scripts for movie plots that he hoped to have accepted for publication. Peter loved to cruise around Newark on his long board, meeting his Mother for a UD football game or just to go spend time with friends. He loved to be social in school and lived to make everyone laugh.

He is survived by his loving family. His father Thomas DiSabatino of Dover, his mother Angela Minner DiSabatino and her fiancé Michael Herman of Bear. His sisters Natalie and Caroline of Bear; his grandmother Anne T. Minner, his aunt Karen Heyd, his cousin Kate Sears and her husband Dane and children Logan and Ethan. His cousins Molly and Steven Heyd; his uncle Michael DiSabatino, wife Shelley and cousins Eric and Douglas, his aunt Christina Marconi and Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Woody Chambers. He was preceded in death by his grandfather William Minner and grandparents Peter DiSabatino and Iona Marconi.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions in Peter’s memory may be made to the G PETER MICHAEL DISABATINO MEMORIAL FUND care of Wells Fargo Bank 240 Glasgow Ave. Newark DE 19702 for a scholarship to be dedicated in his name.

Arrangements were by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE. On-line condolences may be sent to



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