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David J. DeFine, Jr.

January 19, 1956 — April 17, 2019

David J. DeFine, Jr. (DJ), 63 of Kingston, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was born January 19, 1956 in Wilkes-Barre, a son of Florence and David DeFine. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and attended King’s College. In 1981, he established The Schoolhouse Day Care Schools. He had many hobbies including photography, wine making, collecting diecast cars, and his YouTube channel, “DeFine Stacker”. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Wyoming Valley Country Club. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph DeFine; his father, David DeFine Sr.; and his mother Florence DeFine. Surviving are is wife, Melissa Mae DeFine, Kingston; daughter Adrea Garza and husband Travis, Edmond, OK; son Derek DeFine, Kingston; son Adam DeFine, Kingston; grandchildren Sydney, DJ, Khloe, Haven, and Koti; sister Sue Armento and husband Jim, Hanover Township; sister Ann Gernhart and husband Vern, Plains; and many nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. from Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 North Maple Avenue, Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 8am-10am at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Association.
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