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William E. "Bill" DeFelice Sr.

October 21, 1949 — May 6, 2020


William “Bill” E. DeFelice Sr. 70, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday May 6, 2020 at his home.

He was born October 21, 1949 to Carmen “Pete” and Sylvia (Carzelli) DeFelice in Punxutawney, who proceeded him death.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Riley) of 22 years

Bill, upon graduating in 1967 from Punxsutawney Area High School served as a Specialist in the United States Army until 1971.   After his service, he spent the majority of his career operating heavy equipment for road construction, while also holding a number of roles within the lumber industry.    His passions were spending time with his wife and family, woodworking, camping, motorcycle rides and playing music, especially the banjo.

He is survived by a son Will and wife Kerry DeFelice of Punxsutawney, a step son Eric and wife Candi Steele of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Two grandchildren, Austin DeFelice and fiance Riley Koppenhaver, and Steve DeFelice, one great-grandchild Cooper Defelice.  All of Punxsutawney.
Two sisters, Janet and husband Don Accomando of McArthur, California and Becky Hetrick of Pittsburgh.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no visitation.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mahoning Hills Social Center, 19298 Rt. 119 North, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

The McCabe Funeral Home Inc. of Punxsutawney have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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