Andrew Joseph Destifanes

December 22, 1960 - September 8, 2018

12/22/1960 - 09/08/2018

Andrew Joseph Destifanes, 57, of Steelville, Mo, formerly of Shadyside, Oh, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at his home.

Andrew was born Dec. 22, 1960, in Bellaire, a son of Sue Ann Merryman Destifanes and the late James (Jimmy) Destifanes.

He was a member of the Bricklayers Local #1 in St. Louis, Mo, where he was employed by Gillespie and Powers for 40 years, and was a Catholic by faith.

He was proceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Andrea (Andrew) and Frances Allietta Destifanes and maternal grandparents, Joseph Delbert and Mary Alice Saunders Merryman.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Beth Hickman Destifanes; two daughters, Courtney Destifanes, Marietta, Oh, Tesa Destifanes, Shadyside; three brothers, Jim Destifanes, Robert (Norma) Destifanes, of Rolla, Mo; Stevie (Heather) Destifanes, two sisters, Kim (Bill) Marling, and Linda (Brent) Holloway, all of Shadyside; two grandchildren, Brooke and Ethan Meeks; Uncle Andrew (Dusty) Destifanes, Bellaire; Aunt Betsy (Jack) Roth, Cadogan, Pa; many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, co-workers/extended family around the country, and the Gillespie family.

There will be a service held at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A celebration of his life/memorial service will be held in Shadyside and announced at a later date.  Bauknecht-Altmeyer is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Boosters, c/o Bud Davis 367 W. 44th St. Shadyside, Oh 43947.

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Robert Heidelbach
4 years ago

RIP Egg! Prayers up for the entire Destifanes family. Trust in the Lord!

Betsy Merryman Roth
4 years ago

Oh Dear Andrew, you are already so missed. Memories have been soaring in my head! Both your Uncle Jack and I loved you much. Heaven got two of my favorite laborers too quickly. I’m sure the walls around those pearly gates will be having new blocks and your uncle is mowing the lush greens around them. For my family, my Sweet Sister Sue, my nieces and nephews Kim, Linda, Jimbo, Bobby and Stevie along with your families I grieve with you and love you all so much. Stay strong and always together! ❤️ Betsy / Aunt Betsy

John McNamara
4 years ago

Condolences to the Destifanes Family from the McNamara’s. Andrew was such a great guy and friend to us all. He will be sorely missed.

Donny Rothacher
4 years ago

I love you Brother. We grew up together and had a lot of good times together. RIP and I will see you again.

Lee Donahue
4 years ago

RIP Andrew Joseph Destifanes , My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Destifanes family , God Bless

Jean Donahue
4 years ago

My sincere condolences to Andrew’s friends and family. Once they’re in your heart, you can never truly lose them. RIP Andrew

Tesa Destifanes
4 years ago

Rest In Peace dad❤️ I love you more than anything

Tom Nelms
4 years ago

To Beth, Courtney, Tesa, Mrs. Destifanes, Kim, Linda, Jimbo, Bobby, and Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Andrew’s ornery grin, and twinkle in his eyes. I am praying that you find comfort in God’s love during this difficult time. God Bless,

Jackie Kidder
4 years ago

To the family of Andrew Destifanes: I am saddened to hear that Andrew passed away. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

John Stanko
4 years ago

You have our family’s sympathy. Andrew remains a hard-working, spirited, kind man’ who brought smiles to the faces of many. What you miss in him…be in yourself.