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Joseph DeFranco

Joseph “Joe” DeFranco, 91, of Martins Ferry, OH died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at home. He was born May 5, 1928 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Tony and Mary DeFranco.

Joe retired from the Steubenville Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Martins Ferry and a was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Nicholas Czahoroski and brothers, Tony and Patrick DeFranco.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Clara (Krismer) DeFranco, children: Joseph (Melody) DeFranco of Wheeling, WV and Robin (John) Czahoroski of Maryville, TN, grandchildren: Brandon (Brianna) Czahoroski, Dustin Joseph (Heather) DeFranco, and David Patrick (Kristy) DeFranco.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Anastasia Kotellos for all her help.

A private Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 20 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry with Rev. Tom Marut officiating.

Burial follows in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, OH. Condolences to the family may be expressed www.heslop.com

Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH.