Frank A. DeFonzo, 92, of Williamsport, formerly of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Frank was born Oct. 24, 1928 in Jersey Shore, the son of Benedetto and Angeline (Sabatella) DeFonzo. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1947. He attended Goodwin's School of Business and graduated from the American Institute of Banking. He was employed by the Union National Bank (later Commonwealth Bank) for 22 years. He then worked for the PA Department of Labor and Industry in the field accounting and auditing division before retiring in 1991.
He was a lifetime member of St. Luke's Catholic Church where he served on the finance council and was a Eucharistic minister. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and The Sons of Italy 146 in Lock Haven.
He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife of 24 years, Eva (Miller), his brothers, Joseph, Anthony and Ben, and his sister, Alesandra.
He is survived by his second wife of 25 years, Marland (Ream); daughter, Francine (Becky) of Jersey Shore; stepson, Mark (Karen) Balog of Mooresville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Emily (John) Rodamaker of Poway, Calif.; grandchildren, Alisabeth DeFonzo-Hess and Jake (Allie) DeFonzo-Hess of Jersey Shore; stepgrandchildren, Alysha (Adam) Balog of Chicago and Dan (Bridgette) Balog of North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Aleah and Elijah Drier of Jersey Shore and Carter DeFonzo-Hess of Jersey Shore; sister, Caroline (Bess) Bamonte of Syracuse, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 118 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore.
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