Leslie J. DeStefano, 80, of Pittston, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Pittston on January 15, 1939, he was the son of the late Lester and Ida Dionisio DeStefano; son-in-law to John and Elizabeth Angerson.
He was a graduate of Pittston Township High School and New York Mergenthaler Linotype School.
He retired from Plainwell Tissue. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be truly missed.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Carole Angerson DeStefano; two sons David DeStefano and his wife Michel, Yatesville and Marc John DeStefano, Pittston Township; granddaughter Adina DeStefano; in-laws, Andrew and Mary Lou Holby, West Pittston; Joseph and Barbara Tallo, Jessup; Beverly Goldovich, Archbald; Mary and Anthony Fanucci, Arizona; Joanne and Robert Balint, Dunmore; John and Fe Angerson, Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Lucille Krah; brother-in-law, Edward Goldovich; niece, Elizabeth Tallo.
Special thank you to Dr. Manganiello, Dr. Saidman, and the staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for the excellent care they provided to Leslie. Also heartfelt thank you to Msgr. Sempa; Rev. Elston; and Rev. Sibilano for their care and concern.
Funeral services will be Friday, January 10, 2020, at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to The Assistance Fund, 4700 Millenia Blvd., Suite 410, Orlando, FL 32839.