Alfred J. “Al” DeFranco

August 10, 1949 - November 10, 2020

08/10/1949 - 11/10/2020

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday November 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday November 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday November 16, 2020
Mt. Calvary Cemetery - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
3042320330 | Directions
Service
Monday November 16, 2020
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Alfred J. “Al” DeFranco, 71, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at his home in Charleston, WV. He was born August 10, 1949 in Wheeling, WV a son of the late Alfred A. DeFranco and Edith Maruca DeFranco.

Alfred was a graduate of Shadyside Highschool and Ohio University.  He worked as a Supervisor in the West Virginia State Tax Department before his retirement in 2015. He was a veteran of the US Airforce. He also loved the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Surviving are his sister, Diane (Bill) Kern, of Akron, OH, niece, Jennifer (Eric) Cooper and great niece, Lily Diane Cooper all of New Franklin, OH

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, OH 43947 on Sunday, November 15, from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. Services will be held Monday, November 16 at 11AM at the funeral home with Father Heusel officiating. Interment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, WV.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and facial coverings will be required during visitation and service.

Share your thoughts and memories of Al at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.

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Chuck Loew
1 year ago

Al was a college roommate at Ohio University during our junior and senior years. He always had a smile and great sense of humor. We enjoyed Homecoming events and weekend trips “uptown” in Athens. He was fun to be around. My memories of you and our times together will live on. Rest In Peace.

Gene & Sheila Kissell
1 year ago

We extend Our Thoughts and Sympathy to the Family of Al DeFranco, our Friend and Classmate of Shadyside High School, Class of 1967. God Bless ..

larry
1 year ago

So sorry about the passing of Al. He was a genuine, kind, smart person. he was more than a cousin to me. Growing up on W 44th Street, he was more like a big brother. We shared a love for baseball. His dad, my Uncle took us to our first MLB game at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh,where we saw his favorite player, Roberto Clemente. He loved the Pirates. Over the years ,we did a lot of things together.In later years , He moved to Charleston WV and we got together only once in a while. I will miss you very much, Alfred James. God will take care of you. Rest in Peace. Love you Diane ,Bill, Jennifer, and Family.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Alfred J. DeFranco, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Alfred J. DeFranco, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †