Obituary of Ruben D. Deoleo
Ruben D. Deoleo, 62, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 5th, 2022 at his residence following a long illness. Born in Santo Domingo, he was the son of Heriberta Rodriguez Vda De Oleo of Lancaster and the late Daniel Enrique De Oleo. He was the husband of Rosanna Deoleo for 16 years.
Following Jesus Christ and serving the church was the foremost importance to Ruben. He became an ordained Mennonite pastor in the Dominican Republic and was a member and former pastor of Alpha and Omega Church of the Brethren in Lancaster. Recently, he was being ministered to by Laurel Street Mennonite Church. Ruben was also Director for Multi-Cultural Ministries with the Church of the Brethren denomination in Elgin, IL and worked with the Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren as Coordinator for Hispanic Ministry. He also planted and helped to develop new congregations.
Ruben was well-educated and had an entrepreneurial spirit. He earned a degree in Law from University O&M in Santo Domingo where he later practiced law. He also held license to be a real estate agent and notary public. Ruben was a chaplain to members of the armed forces in New Jersey and prison chaplain in Harrisburg for 14 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Marirub Daribel Deoleo, Ruben Deoleo, and Ruby Mabel Deoleo Pierre, wife of Herby Pierre; two grandchildren; and seven siblings, Celvia Melania Gonzalez, Servio Elias De Oleo Rodríguez, Belkys Mabel De Oleo de Gil (wife of Cruz Magdaleno Gil), Daniel Isaias D’Oleo (husband of Oriceida D’Oleo), Sarah Esther De Oleo (wife of Cesar Pereyra Guerrero), María Pilar De Oleo (wife of Albert Dolbow), and Fernando Casanova.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Mountville Church of the Brethren, 60 Clay Street, Mountville, PA. There is no public viewing. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to Laurel Street Mennonite Church. To express a condolence with the family or for additional information, visit www.simplefuneralspa.com.