Edward J. DeFebo, Sr., 80, of Lackawaxen, Pa., passed away on July 25, 2013 at home with his loving family. Son of the late Warren and Mary (Silvetti) DeFebo, Edward was born in Berwick, Pa., on May 17, 1933. He was married to Janice (Weeks) DeFebo on April 8th, 1961.
A graduate of Berwick High School and former Berwick Bulldog, he attended Lycoming College. As a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, he served as a state trooper in the Daleville, Honesdale and Milford areas. He also proudly served his country as a MP in the US Army. Edward was a Lackawaxen Twp. Road master /supervisor for 12 years and he served as the Lackawaxen Twp. Police chief. He received the Oaken Gavel award while serving on the Upper Delaware Council as chairman. He and his wife, Janice owned and operated Jungle Jim’s Tavern for 22 years. The DeFebo family has long been associated with St. Ann’s Catholic parish in Shohola Pa., and the Maria Assunta Society of Berwick Pa.
Predeceased by his son James, brothers: Lou (twin), Sam, John, and Joe, and sister Clara. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, his sons; Edward & wife Sandra, William & wife Rose, and Charles & wife Cynthia; his brother; Karl DeFebo of Harrisburg, Michael & wife Jane of Berwick, Pa., his sister; Rita & husband Arthur Cronin of Harrisburg, Pa.; and also a sister-in-law; Nancy Defebo of Berwick. His grandchildren: Tonya, Nicole, Billy, Rebecca, Nicholas, Joseph, Cameron, and Clayton and many great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home 405 W. Harford St. Milford, PA on July 29, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church in Shohola on July 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Interment will take place at Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Saint Ann’s Church, PO Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458.