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Obituary: Taylor Ruane Patrick Delepine, 19, of Middletown

Delepine died in a car accident on Route 35 in Hazlet on Christmas Eve morning.

Taylor Ruane Patrick Delepine, 19, of Middletown, died Monday morning following a car accident on Route 35. 

Delepine was traveling on Route 35 North at Poole Avenue when the 2003 Honda Accord he was driving struck the center median and then slid across the roadway where it struck a utility pole, breaking the pole into several sections at 7:58 a.m., according to Hazlet Police.  

He was transported to Bayshore Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:45 a.m.

"This accident is still under investigation, but based on preliminary investigation, excessive speed does not appear to be a contributing factor," said Chief James Broderick. 

Delepine was a graduate of Middletown South High School Class of 2011, where he played football, baseball and track. He worked at Staples in Hazlet and was a full time student at Brookdale Community College.

He was born in Rahway, and lived in Cranford before moving to Middletown 15 years ago.

Delepine was a communicant at St Mary's Parish New Monmouth. 

Surviving are his  parents, Frank and Heather Delepine; brothers, Connor and Morgan Collin Delepine; paternal grandparents, Frank and Maureen Delepine; maternal grandparents, Barry and Holly Yocum and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. 

Visitation will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Mary Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., Middletown.

A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Saturday at 10:30 am at Mary Mother of God Church.

Contributions may be made to the Aquarium of the Pacific, Attn: Adopt an Animal, PO Box 21666, Long Beach, CA 90801 or online at www.aquariumofpacific.org/adopt

Pfleger Funeral Home can be contacted for more information at www.pflegerfh.com.

Eduardo Silva December 26, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I'm a Company Friend of Frank's... My deepest condolences on the loss of Frank's Beloved Son... Wasn't a Day He came by the Office Frank's Eyes lit up on Wonderful Achievements of his Son/s! Breaks my heart! As a Dad; it's the most Unfathomable inconceivable thought! I Pray that his Wonderful Family can try and get pass this! My heart goes out to his Family, Friends & Loved Ones! God truly gained a Young, Strong New Angel in his Reign! (Love Eduardo, TellerMetrix)
Diane December 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Beautiful boy rest in peace and may God help his mother and family through this difficult time.
Brittany Castanheira December 27, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I work with Heather and it breaks my heart to know that she lost her son. She would always talk about her sons, their achievements to stories from them being small. Not a day went by that I worked with her that she didnt mention something about doing something for her sons, or what he sons did or needed, etc. I am truly and deeply sorry for this families lose. I send out my condolences to every single person affected. He's a handsome boy, and from what Heather has spoke of, a very intelligent one with a wonderful personality. God gained yet another young amazing angel. God Bless. (Brittany Castanheira)
SEAN PATRICK MORAN December 27, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Such a tragic loss, my prayers for the family. I Didn't know this young man, but I'll never pass this intersection again without saying a prayer for him..
Barney December 27, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Prayers go out to the family. Terrible loss
Susan Kelley December 27, 2012 at 08:48 AM
My deepest condolences to the Delepine family for your tragic loss of your beloved son.
ANA R December 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Our sincere sympathy to the family. .
Renee Inzerillo December 27, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Our love thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time! Renee' Lenny Matt and Kerri Inzerillo
JoAnne Capuano December 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I do not know this family, but My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young man lost way too soon. No loss is more great than the loss of a child. May God be with you all and keep you strong.
Middletown Athletic Club December 27, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Sincerest sympathies go out to Heather and Frank. Frank senior and Maureen are my neighbors and some of the proudest grandparents in the world. This is so sad and tragic. I drove past the accident on Saturday morning and would have never imagined Taylor was in the car. My son Joseph played football with Connor Delepine in High School. My sincerest condolences to the Delepine family. I wish there were something to say to make any sense of this but there is nothing. The thoughts and prayers of the Cruz family are with the Delepine Yocum families in this their time of sorrow.
christine December 27, 2012 at 03:30 PM
So sad and even worse due to the Holidays..My deepest sympathies go out to this family..May your handsome boy watch over you all from Heaven.
Rebecca Gonzalez December 27, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I don't know this family but my heart is breaking as I read this. I pray God be with this family.
Lunia Dias December 27, 2012 at 04:11 PM
My deepest sympathy goes out to you!!! Lunia
Jennifer December 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM
There are no words. I know your hearts are broken, and there will always be a peice missing. I am so sorry.
patricia December 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM
So Sorry Francis for you and your Famiy, I went by there yesterday and notices immediatly the kight heading north bound was facing the wrong direction, I called the police they told me it was suppose to be fixed, I almost went through a green light that was facing esat bound telling me to go, when really it was suppose to ne facing the highway North bound, Please I seen the accident coming when I seen the light facing the wrong direction, In my heart I believe Taylor was confused to stop or go, Im going there tuday to see if its fixed yet. I will be paying for your entire Family to get through this, Bye for now. A new Friend/
Steve December 29, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I remember growing up with your brother and you too. Always getting into arguments when ever we played manhunt at Joes. And you could never beat Connor in Halo. It seems like I just spoke to you about California not to long ago. We all miss you Taylor. I am still in shock and just in denial about it. I miss you Taylor please take care of Mickey up there. Rest In Peace Taylor
SR res January 01, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of this beautiful young man taken way too soon.
DEBBIE ARNOLD January 02, 2013 at 06:05 AM
To Frank and Heather and Family, We send our blessed condolences to ya'll during this sadden time. My husband and I know your pain. We can tell you it is not easy.....and in no way will it get better. We learn to live with it...and hope that he is in a better place then us. Maybe by down Taylor has met my daughter Victoria, and she will hold his hand, as she has held her two uncles and grandparents hands. No matter how hard you pray and "ask why"......the answer will be...they are needed with the Good Lord above. Vicky passed away in 2008, and it seems like yesterday. I will pray for ya'll everyday.God Bless. Need to talk I will be here for ya'll Debbie (Gurgol) Arnold. 704-999-7432
Patty Murray April 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Dear Frank, I am a very old friend from Mater Dei. I am so sorry to hear about your son's death. I just happened to go on face book today, I hit Mater Dei news. I never usually read anything about anyone. My heart is just so sad, please know you are in my heart and I will pray for you and your family. God Bless Patty Giuliani Murray

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