Red – Olivia Catherine, 20, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2018.
“SHE DID IT HER WAY”
You knew her…or you wanted to. Livy was “that girl”. She walked into a room and the light came on. Her glow put the sun to shame. Olivia was a ray of sunshine.
She was the girl who’d say, “come on let’s go for a drive or grab a cup of tea” or remind you that thing’s weren’t that bad. She was the first one to pick you up and she’d be the first one to set you straight. She was a champion of the underdog, she was good to people, funny, loyal and well….more than anything…Livy she was kind.
She was a champion on and off the soccer field. At the age of 7, she fell in love with soccer. Her goal was to play for Seminole High School. Not only did she play Varsity all four years, she broke the Lady Warhawks all-time scoring record. As humble as she was, you would never know she was sought after by colleges all over the country. By that time, her heart and focus was on seeing the world.
When the wanderlust hit her, Livy got to experience Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, the Caribbean, China and her favorite – Thailand where she undoubtly left her mark; including bathing elephants, riding mopeds through the mountains and even an altercation with monkeys.
Livy traveled the world but found the love of her life, Cody Gill in her hometown. Cody made her happy. They started their life together, made a home, dreamed new dreams, and completed it with their puppy Jackson. Livy found her way back to Pennsylvania to be with her family and to be close to her father, Ken Del Vecchio. The love she had for her family was immeasurable. She never missed the annual camping trip with her sisters and nephews. They taught her how to fish, hunt, ride quads and basically to love and enjoy the Pennsylvania Highlands. She was just as comfortable in heels and lipstick as she was “catfishing” with her sister Stephanie.
Olivia completed the lives of and will be deeply missed by her parents Tracy & Ken Del Vecchio, her sisters Nicole Levis, life partner Joe Antal III, nephews Tyler, Isaac, Blake & Luke. Her sister and brother in law Stephanie & Will Urban, nephews Gage and Peyton. Her brother Michael Red, sister in law Chelsea and nieces Kalee and Lilliana. Her Grandmother Judith Grove. Her Aunt Joy Ashurst and Aunt Debbie Thomas. Her Uncle & Aunt Daren and Aileen Ashurst, cousins Vanessa, Laila and Mia. As well as a host of extended aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family, and of course Cody Gill and their pup Jackson.
“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever” – Dumbledore
Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with Fr. Angelo Patti and the Rev. Craig A. Gaunt officiating. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the first responders who worked so valiantly in their attempts to safe Olivia’s life. Please make contributions to your local fire company or to honor Olivia’s passion for children, contributions may be directed to Professional Family Care Inc., 937 Menoher Blvd Johnstown PA 15905 in memory of Olivia. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.