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Chad J. Delorenzo

Chad passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home in Kalamazoo.

He was born April 25, 1979 in Kalamazoo, the son of Dennis and Barbara (Ahlberg) DeLorenzo. Chad worked as a carpenter. In his spare time he loved being  outdoors, kayaking, fishing, camping, riding ATV’s, playing disc golf, gardening and looking for treasures in unexpected places.

Surviving are his children, Jade, Briana and Tyler all of Kalamazoo; mother, Barbara Scarbrough of Kalamazoo, father, Dennis DeLorenzo of Indiana; siblings, Scott Harmon, Todd Harmon and Shelli (Mike) Brugh all of Kalamazoo and his fiancée, Sandra VeenKant and her children, Ronald and Destiny Drijkoningen.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, William Scarbrough.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Chad may be made to his family for his children.

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Beth Turner

October 11, 2020 at 11:57 pm

So very saddened by the passing of Chad. I remember when he was younger coming to Mississippi with dad in the 18 wheeler. Sending all my love and prayers to Barb and all the family for Gods comfort during this time! R. I. P. from your Mississippi family ❤️

Beth Turner ❤️


Laura Martin

October 12, 2020 at 9:19 am

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.


Brandon bell

October 12, 2020 at 9:42 am

I’m truly sorry to hear of Chad’s passing, had been a long time since I’ve seen him, but he was always nice and genuine. Rest easy my friend.


Joe essar

October 12, 2020 at 11:11 am

I have known Chad since elementary. He was a great friend and very positive spirit. I always looked forward to hearing from him Everytime he came around. My family and I are so so.. very sorry for this lost. He was a good man


Lisa Munn

October 12, 2020 at 11:14 am

My heart goes out to all of you during your time of loss. Even though I did not see Chad very often, when I did he would always greet me with one of his amazing hugs that made you feel like you were loved.

Gone from this world too soon.

Sending all of my love.

Aunt Lisa


Dennis Delorenzo

October 12, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Barb and family may your memories of Chad give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

My son, Chad, had a big heart and was a free spirit who lived life to the fullest. This sudden tragedy is heartbreaking to all of us – his brothers Dennis (Mary), Todd, Kevin and sister, Paula. I’ve learned the greatest gift we have in life is our children. Love for my son, Chad, remains forever. I’ll always have happy memories to keep Chad near. There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child; the sorrow is immense! It leaves me helpless and numb unable to think or say anything. A loss to us is a gain to our God.

Love, Dad Delorenzo


Susie Myers

August 30, 2021 at 7:08 pm

I loved him very much and it would have meant the world to him to hear or read these beautiful words


Kevin W Grosky (DeLorenzo)

October 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Barbara and everyone who loved Chad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all


Nan Grosky

October 13, 2020 at 11:03 am

Barbara so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers.


Theresa Evans

October 13, 2020 at 2:12 pm

Oh I’m so sorry. I really liked chad he was always so nice to me. I knew chad from wv.


MaryLou Garcia

October 14, 2020 at 3:41 am

Sending love and prayers to Chad’s family & friends. He will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.


Jeremy Layne

October 15, 2020 at 2:06 pm

I was lucky to have Chad as a friend, we worked together in South Point OH . We worked maintenance at a hotel and he was my best friend for those years we worked together. I’m heartbroken to hear this. My prayers for his family. I’ll always remember the amazing times and fun we had. He was a GOOD man and an even betterfisherman.


Susie Myers

August 30, 2021 at 7:09 pm

He talked fondly of that time


Ericka Bowen

October 15, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Sending Love & prayers.

He was a good man, His smile would light up a room. Chad had such a beautiful soul that God wanted to called him home. He will be truly missed, Maybe gone but never forgotten! Fly High Chad


Kat raher

October 16, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Dennis and Barbara my heart goes out to you my son Jessi and Chad and the other two boys were best friends since six years old gonna miss him all my love and prayers Kat


Carol Warner

May 18, 2023 at 8:02 am

Barb and Denny,

Was looking you up to make contact and reminisce. I am so sorry to hear about Chad.

Love Carol Warner



May 18, 2023 at 5:22 pm

Barb and Denny

Sorry for yourloss, so many memories and years gone by. Have thought of you Many times over the years. All us us I’m sure ha e grieved from the loss of our loved one. I hope you are doing better. The pain never goes away but we keep going somehow. You’re always in my thoughts and prayers .

My condolences

Linda along with all the Axe family both here and with Chad


Presley R Howland

August 29, 2023 at 8:57 am

I remember back in the younger years when Chad drove my Monte Carlo down the hill of West Main heading towards downtown Kalamazoo and the Ice caught the tires sliding out of control but that was an awesome experience as Chad handled a Monte Carlo on Ice very well! Love that guy he was a good character!


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