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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.

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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