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Dominick J. DeFuso, 78, of Slatington, passed away, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Veronica C. (Chandler) DeFuso; they were married on June 10, 1972. Born in Hazleton, on October 4, 1940, he was the son of the late James and Edith (Fannicase) DeFuso. Dominick served his country honorably in the US Air Force. He worked for the former Keystone Lamp Factory, Slatington, prior to its closing. He then was employed for Dun & Bradstreet in Bethlehem, working as a mail clerk until he retired in 2009. Dominick was a member of the Assumption BVM Catholic Church, Slatington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Daniel P. DeFuso of Macungie; Granddaughters: Abigail & Madeline; Brother: Michael DeFuso and wife Alice of Weatherly. He was pre-deceased by a brother James Jr. and sister Mary Gutosky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 649 W. Washington Street, Slatington. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8PM Tuesday December 11, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington and 10 to 11AM Wednesday at the church. Interment to follow at the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Assumption BVM Memorial Fund.
I knew Dominick for a short 2 years at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He was a clerk in the 1001 Air Base Wing orderly room. I was a Technician in the Ground Instrument Trainers School. We would go into DC and tour all the museums. We enjoyed especially when the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom. We both participated in the Honor Cordon for JFK when his casket was taken to the Capital. We were there at operations when his body was returned to Washington. Our friendship lasted for 55 years. My families blessings to his at this time.
Ronald B. Williamson Dec 23 2018 12:00 AM
DeFuso Family,I work at D&B and have many fond memories of Dominick. He always had a smile and a kind word and was such a great person. We all missed him when he retired. I am very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Kris Erkinger
Kris Erkinger Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM
Veronica, Dan and girls.There are no words that I can say to ease your pain. Just know that you are loved and are in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs,Crystal (Troxell) Swartz and girls
Crystal Swartz Dec 9 2018 12:00 AM
Mr. DeFuso, Abby, and Maddy,I am so truly sorry for the loss of your father and Pop Pop. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep him in His loving arms. Sincerely,Ms. Dunlap
Mary Dunlap Dec 9 2018 12:00 AM
Words cannot express how we feel. Always know we are there for you.
loretta j chandler Dec 9 2018 12:00 AM