Donald E. DeFilippo was born on September 21, 1938. He was baptized into the Catholic faith on December 13, 1958. He was married on May 28, 1982. He and his wife have two children in college. DeFilippo retired in November 1996 and is active in his Catholic church. He believes the message is of far more importance than he, the messenger, reflecting on our Lord's words in Matthew 6: 1-6.