Joseph L. DeFranco, 84, of Sycamore, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in the emergency room of Fremont Memorial Hospital.
Joseph was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Rochester, N.Y., to Philip and Julia (Hyer) DeFranco. He married Patricia A. (Bakowski ) Aug. 18,1986, and she survives.
Surviving are six children, Renee (Fran) Killian and Joette Callan, both of Canadaigua, N.Y., Thomas (Michelle) DeFranco and Cathy DeFranco, both of Boston, Mass., Ronald A. Barilko of Tiffin, and Jonathan DeFranco of rural Sycamore; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Caroline (Marvin) Scott and Joanne Mitchell; and one brother, Philip DeFranco, all of New York.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Joseph DeFranco, who died in 1983.
A memorial service for Joseph will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, 201 Saffel Ave., Sycamore, OH 44882 with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday prior to the memorial service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (Bee Fund) in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.