Dateline Bordentown\n\nRichard “Rich” C. De Luca, 71, of Bordentown, NJ passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, with his loving family by his side. Born in Pittston, PA, he moved to Lawrenceville at 9 years of age, graduated Notre Dame High School, attended MCCC, and served in the Marine Corps Reserves. \n\nRich was predeceased by his parents Americus “Mac” and Margaret (Nardone) De Luca, in-laws Joseph Callahan, Sr. and Arlene (Davis) Callahan, and two special sisters-in-law Patricia Craver and Nancy Innocenzi. Mac and Margaret De Luca owned the well-known Trent Diner in Lawrenceville and Rich was a young entrepreneur himself, who continued to run multiple successful businesses. He owned and operated RJ’s Liquors & Lounge in Trenton for 30+ years. After a brief retirement, where he enjoyed time with his grandchildren, Rich and his wife opened The UPS Store in Bordentown in 2008.\n\nAlong with being a trusted businessman, he was a 40-year member and is the current Exalted Ruler of the Elks 2085 Lodge in Bordentown. He was inducted into the Trenton Softball Hall of Fame, with a long involvement that spanned 32 years, sponsoring teams in the Mercer County area and was considered one of the top sponsors over three decades. Rich was a member of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary of Bordentown. His favorite pastimes included long days on the golf course, fishing, being the Captain of Champagne Lady, and anything involving the shore, a boat, and a Scotch.\n\nA beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and a special friend to so many, Rich is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Callahan De Luca, his three daughters and three sons-in-law, Marla and Gregory Curran of Swedesboro, NJ, Megan and Brian Malloy of Yardville, NJ, and Darlene and Jason Campbell of Bordentown, NJ; six beloved grandchildren, Caitlin and Ashlin Curran, Joseph and Emma Malloy, Everly and Grayson Campbell; his sister JoAnn and husband Robert Peoples of Atlanta, GA, his brother John and wife Lynnette DeLuca of Excelsior, MN, brother- and sisters-in-law Joseph Callahan, Joan Butterworth, Janet Callahan, Penny Bruthers,Cindy Baughman and many beloved nieces and nephews.\n\nAt the family’s request memorial donations may be made to Bordentown Elks, Attn: House Committee, 11 Amboy Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505.\n\nDue to the Covid 19 restrictions, 100 people at a time will be allowed in the funeral home. Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced when possible. A speaker is outside for those wishing to listen outside during the service. \n\n Elk Service will be lived streamed at https://my.gather.app/remember/richard-de-luca\n\n\n\nThe Mass will Live Streamed on the church's website.\n\nA Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00 am at Mary Mother of the church parish 45 Crosswicks St. Bordentown. Calling hours will be held Friday from 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm with Elks service at 7pm and Saturday morning 9:30 ~ 10:30 am at the Funeral Home. Burial will be private.\n\nArrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to Rich’s Book of memories page at www.Bordentownhomeforfunerals.com for arrangement information, to upload a picture, make a donation or offer condolences to the family.