Pasquale ‘Pat’ DiGiuseppe, 76, performed in restaurants and clubs with his synthesizer keyboard

Pasquale ‘Pat’ DiGiuseppe

WILMINGTON — Pasquale “Pat” DiGiuseppe, 76, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; son, Michael (Davia) of Newport and Elizabeth (Troy) of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Janie Hardison and Ashley Hardison of Beaufort; great-granddaughter, Kinsley Hardison of Bennettsville, South Carolina; along with his great friend and companion, Charlie the cat. Also surviving are cousins, Arlene Butkosky, Dom DeFrancisco, Christina Smires, Lorraine DeFrank and Diane DiDonato of New Jersey; along with nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Irene DiGiuseppe; eldest son, Steven DiGiuseppe; and parents, Mary and Guerino DiGiuseppe.

Pat earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University in 1966 and had the great joy of seeing his alma mater win three NCAA national championship basketball titles. He also had an extensive music career as a member of the “Revelers” for 15 years, a popular rock band during the 1960s and 1970s, performing as a tenor sax and keyboard musician. Later, he became a solo vocalist, performing in restaurants and clubs with his synthesizer keyboard.

He was associated with Weyerhaeuser Co. for 37 years at manufacturing sites in Plymouth, North Carolina, and Valliant, Oklahoma, and later became corporate director of Maintenance Support, providing guidance to sites throughout North America. In each of these roles, he became known for his focus on the safety of his technicians and craftsmen.

After retirement, he founded Shangri La Beverage of the Carolinas, providing tea and coffee service to restaurants in three states. He also earned his USCG captain’s license and owned and operated Reveler Sportfishing Gulf Stream charter business in Beaufort.

Pat had a peaceful, joyful presence and was a safe place that many people leaned on, often unknowingly. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, at Grace United Methodist Church, 401 Grace St., Wilmington.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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