Thomas “Tom” L. DeFazio Sr., 65, DuBois, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois.
He was born April 19, 1946, in Punxsutawney, the only son of the late James and Rose DeFazio.
He was married for 31 years to the late Frances E. DeFazio, joined in union Nov. 20, 1965. She preceded him in death April 15, 1997.
Mr. DeFazio was retired. He was previously employed by Owens-Illinois Brockway and was the owner and manager of DeFazio’s Tasty Freeze in Brookville for 13 years.
He was Catholic by faith, a standout high school basketball player at SS.C.D. in Punxsutawney, and enjoyed sports, woodworking and spending time with his family.
Surviving relatives include two sons, James DeFazio and wife Kori of Reynoldsville and Thomas DeFazio Jr. and wife Julie of Panama City, Fla., a daughter, Elizabeth Johnson and husband Gregg of Brockport; and 10 grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the funeral Home with Msgr. Richard Siefer officiating.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
Memorials may be placed with Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com .