The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

June 13, 2010

Joseph N. DeFazio II

KINGSVILLE — Joseph N. DeFazio II, age 66, of Kingsville, Ohio, died Friday, June 11, 2010, in the ICU of Erie Hamot Medical Center, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident which occurred May 27, 2010.

He was born March 29, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Joseph N. and Lucille (Coutant) DeFazio.

He proudly served as a deputy for the Ashtabula Co. Sheriff’s Department since 1982. He was a member of the S.W.A.T team. He was also a member of the F.O.P. Lodge #106 and the Blue Knights Ohio Chapter #14.

He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and NASCAR. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle and had a passion for cars; driving his new Camaro and restoring his old Monte Carlo. His family was the most important thing in his life, he simply loved and adored his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn (Blakemore) DeFazio; children: Joe (Brigette) of N. Kingsville, Mike (Beverly) of Kingsville and Tina (Robert) DeMattia of Huntsburg, Ohio; step-daughter, Tiffany Chambers of Jefferson; grandchildren, Jordan and Nicholas DeFazio, Khloe DeFazio, Madisynn Turkson and Taven Swonger; his mother, Lucille Peabody of Freeland, Pa.; step-mother, Marge Bristin of Mansfield; brothers, Art (Joanne) DeFazio of Parma and Scotty Peabody of Freeland, Pa.; and sisters, Ethel Tatrault of New York, Kathy Labar of Stuart, Fla. and JoAnn (Ed) Diehl of Bloomberg, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 18th, at the Ashtabula Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 526 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, with the Rev. Duane Ball, of the Harvest Int. Church, officiating.

Calling Hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 17th, at the Funeral Home.


Online obituary and condolences available at fleming-billman.com and starbeacon.com.

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