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DONALD W. DeSTEFANO

December 1, 2011

Donald W. DeStefano of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He was 47.

He was born on January 5, 1964 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late Donald DeStefano and Cordelia Conklin DeStefano.

Donald was a truck driver for Yellow Freight in Maybrook, NY.

A family statement by his son Matthew reads: “Everything happens for a reason, I believe that now. When one door closes another one opens.”

He is survived by his mother, Cordelia DeStefano of Port Jervis; sons Kristofer Michael DeStefano and wife Kimberley of Havelock, NC, Matthew James DeStefano of Chadds Ford, PA, Joshua Richard and Jeremy Donald DeStefano both of Morehead City, NC; sister Sharon Leonard of Fayetteville, NC; brother Michael D. Destafano and wife, Patricia of Glen Spey, NY; grandchildren, Kallie Marie, Krista Adell and Kanly Rose; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1 at 2 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will take place at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.

Visit knight-auchmoody.com.