Obituary: Remembering James D’Elia


Christopher James D’ Elia Aug. 7, 1968- Dec. 9, 2019

Christopher James D’Elia, born Aug. 7, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, spent the majority of his life growing up and living in “Philly.”

In August, he moved to Las Vegas and was temporarily living with Marty and Tracey Brown.

D’Elia, born to Christine and James D’Elia, was an ally to the LGBTQIA+ communities and was exploring his own journey when he moved to Las Vegas. He had wanted to start volunteering with The Center and other organizations.

He died Dec. 9 while walking home from dinner and was hit by a car. His family will be handling funeral arrangements in Philadelphia. A memorial service is being planned in Las Vegas for his local friends.

Submitted by Samantha Palaggi.