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Michael A. Defelice

December 10, 1958 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 63)


Michael A. Defelice, 63 of Punxsutawney, passed away on Tuesday January 4, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.


He was born December 10, 1958 to Joseph C. “Yates” and Emogene (Sloniger) Defelice in Punxsutawney.


Mike was a jack of all trades and master of none. He always told everyone that he attended “Yates University”. Mike was always into helping the community or people in some fashion. He was a Young township Supervisor, Owner of Thermal Guard Building Products, Yates Excavation and many other businesses. Mike gave his all into every project, person and business. Most of all he loved his family and adored his grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife Donna (Cheravich) Defelice of Punxsutawney, whom he married September 22, 1979. a daughter Lindsay M. Kendra, and husband Marty, of Punxsutawney, a son Chase M. Defelice and wife Brandi of Harrisburg, 10 grandchildren, Carter and Averie Defelice, Gabriella Kendra, Kenlie Defelice, Greyson Kendra, Parker Defelice Cooper Defelice Elerie Defelice, twins Annelie, Adalie Defelice, two brothers and eight sisters, Rose Handyside and husband Jim, Punxsutawney, Patricia Benninger and husband Bill, Brockport, Michelle Dobson, Rochester, Joseph Defelice and wife Ruth, Punxsutawney, Delores Defelice, Punxsutawney, Anthony Defelice and wife Dawn, Punxsutawney, Mary Ann Lewis and husband Bud, NC, Diane Powell and husband Keith, Punxsutawney, Susan Gomola and husband Jerry, Punxsutawney, Lill Cameron and husband Bret, Punxsutawney, and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Pasquale “Butch” Defelice.


A Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM at Saint Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, Punxsutawney, with Monsignor Joseph Riccardo, and Fr. William Laska celebrants.  Internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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


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