Jess J. DeFonzo, Jr.
Date of Birth:  April 17, 1932
Date of Death:  November 5, 2017

  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Monday, November 13, 2017   3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Church of the Crucifixion  
  • 100 Scott Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21060     View Map
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017   10:00 AM
  • Crownsville Veterans Cemetery  
  • 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032     View Map
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017   Immediately following the funeral services
  • Jess J. DeFonzo, Jr., 85, a resident of Odenton and formerly of Pasadena died on November 5, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born on April 17 1932 in Plattsburgh, NY to the late Dorothy and Jess J. DeFonzo, Sr.

    Mr. DeFonzo served honorably in the US Air Force from 1950 until his retirement in 1971.  He then worked for the State of Maryland Division of Corrections as a training officer until his retirement in 1991.

    He was a member of the Church of the Crucifixion Catholic Church in Glen Burnie.

    His hobbies included playing tennis, shooting targets, swimming and watching old movies (especially westerns).

    In addition to his parents Mr. DeFonzo is preceded in death by his wife Bonnie DeFonzo and his sisters Connie Sorrell and Margo Nickel.

    He is survived by his daughters Cherrie Brown, Stephanie Rinehart and Jessica Cooper. 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

    Friends may call on Monday from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Tuesday, 10:00 AM at the Church of the Crucifixion.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.