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Albert "Pudge" Gabriel DiOrio Jr.

September 10, 1940 — January 8, 2023


Albert “Pudge” Gabriel DiOrio Jr., 82, of Wooster, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, after a long battle with Dementia.

Albert was born September 10, 1940 in Wooster, Ohio to Albert Gabriel Sr. and Clara {Carpenter} DiOrio.

He attended Wooster High School.

Albert spent 32 years with his significant other Linda Ogden. 

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Albert was the owner of DiOrio’s Drive Thru and DiOrio’s Pizza in Wooster. After retiring, Albert enjoyed going to Flee Markets. He also enjoyed fishing, target shooting, traveling and playing with his cat Louie.

Albert will be deeply missed by his significant other Linda Ogden; children Samantha (Jim) Lefor of S. Dakota, Patricia (Noble) Kay of Wooster and Jeffrey DiOrio Sr. of Wooster; step-children Kelly (Bill) Davis and Robert (Marsha) Ogden both of Shreve; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Rosalie Beathler of Butler and Deborah (Fred) Potter of Wooster; brother-in-law James Jeffries Sr.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Linda {Poe}, sister Patricia Jeffries, son Albert DiOrio III, grandson Jeffrey DiOrio Jr. and brother-in-law Ed Beathler.

Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is assisting the family. Private services will be held at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their excellent care of Albert.

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