Donald "Pee Wee" DeJohn, 77, of Lakeland, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014 at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Syracuse to the late Archie and Louise (Scalzo) DeJohn in 1936. He was employed by Dairylea Corporation and later Empire Vision for many years before retiring in 2005. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia Church and member of the Solvay Kouples Klub and the Moose Club. Donald most enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending their school functions and sports events. He was predeceased by his sister, Carmella Root and brothers, Joseph Carducci, Frank and Victor DeJohn.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Joan Contreras, a son, Donald (Nancy) DeJohn, Jr, of Syracuse, 3 daughters, Karen (Jeffrey) Piedmonte, of Lakeland, Tina (Chester) Jastrzab, of Baldwinsville and Melissa (Gregory) Hogan, of Syracuse, 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Bryan (Janan) and Amanda Piedmonte, Rebecca (Robert) Carducci, Chad (Amanda) and Corrie (Matt) Jastrzab, Alex, Nick and Lauren DeJohn, Thomas and Madison Hogan, 9 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Rylee, Maiah, Reis, Ezri, Emma, Kaelyn, Allie and Robbie, 3 brothers, Archie (Toni), of Solvay, Robert (Mary), of Auburn and Richard (Diane), of Baldwinsville, sister, Esther DeJohn, of Elbridge, step-sister, Nancy Russo, of FL and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Monday January 27, 2014 at St. Cecilia Church, Solvay. Calling hours are from 2 to 5 pm Sunday January 26, 2014 at BAGOZZI TWINS FUNERAL HOME, 2601 Milton Ave.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 E. Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210 or St. Cecilia's Food Pantry, 1001 Woods Rd, Solvay, NY 13209.
Please offer online condolences at www.bagozzitwins.com.