James V. DeStefano

12/26/1958 - 08/06/2021


Obituary For James V. DeStefano

James V. DeStefano
December 26, 1958 – August 6, 2021

James V. DeStefano, 62, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Altoona, son of Matilda C. (Huber) DeStefano and the late Ralph A. DeStefano, Jr. On October 22, 1983, he married Angela L. Daus.
Surviving are his loving wife; a son, Daniel James DeStefano at home; two sisters: Cynthia M. Osewalt (Steven) and Victoria A. DeStefano all of Altoona; two brothers: Carl J. DeStefano of Altoona and Ralph J. DeStefano (Karen) of Hollidaysburg; aunt and godmother, Doris J. Daniels and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Jim was a 1977 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and was a graduate of Penn State University.
He was employed as Director of Facilities and Plant Operations at UPMC Altoona for 30 years.
Jim was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg and enjoyed camping with family and friends, golfing, woodworking, hunting, fishing, doing projects with his son, and Thursday night cigar night.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg by Fr. Alan E. Thomas. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • I wish to express my sympathies to the entire DeStefano family, and friends. I got to know Jim as a mentor in our community and appreciated the interaction we had.

  • Had lots of fun with Jim in high school. Over the years, when we would see each other, we'd always spend 10 -15 minutes talking. He was a good guy. The kind of person you'd want to be your neighbor. God rest his soul.

  • I had the privilege of knowing and working with Jim for the past 9 years. He was always kind and a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and expertise were always appreciated. May you find comfort through our Lord and Savior Jesus at this difficult time and in the future. Todd Turner

  • So very sorry for your loss. Jim was an extremely kind man and a pleasure to work with. He will be sorely missed on the earth.

  • Our condolences to Jim's family and coworkers. He will be missed. He was a joy to work with, and his professionalism was always delivered with a humorous and personal touch. You will be remembered, Jim.

  • Condolences from the Gruber Family (Tom, Bill, and Marc)

  • Condolences to the family. Jim was one of the good guys from St. Therese's and BG.

  • To the Destefano Family: I pray that you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Lean on the Lord, friends and family. Prayers and condolences. Sgt. Mark Mitchell UPMC Altoona Police Department

  • Jim was one of the sweetest most gentlemanly men ....... always polite. Jim & I went to BG together & he'll always be remembered as such . God bless you all.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy that I had the pleasure of knowing and working with for years. Please accept our condolences and prayers.

  • Honey: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the most difficult time. He is now in peace with the Lord and suffers no more. The Lou Huber Family

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason