Patrick Anthony DeStefani, 51, of Harrisonburg, lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at his home.
Mr. DeStefani was born in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 13, 1965, and was the son of James and Evaline DeStefani.
The family moved to Vienna where Patrick attended public school, and graduated from Oakton High School in 1983. Pat was a very intelligent, charismatic, and athletic young man participating in football, basketball and baseball. As he carried his love for sports into adulthood, he was a huge fan of his favorite teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. Continuing his education, he attended Northern Virginia Community College and Radford. He served for more than 13 years United States Army and the Air Force reserves. He excelled as a marksmen, communicator, and driver for the base commander. After the service, he found employment with Bell Atlantic, Shoppers Food Warehouse, United States Post Office and most recently, Securitas at Microsoft.
On Oct. 3, 1992, he married Sabrina Smith, who he met in 1990 at Camp Letts in Annapolis. On March 21, 1994, their son Dante Vincent DeStefani was born, and he was his daddy’s pride and joy.
In addition to his parents, wife and son, he is also survived by a brother, Gary DeStefani and wife, Shannon; nieces, Erin, Lauren, and Kaitlyn DeStephani; father-in-law, John Smith; mother-in-law, Elaine Pierce; uncles, Bruno and wife, Susan DeStefani, Roger Dewitt, and Donald Keck; aunt, Thelma Dewitt; and a host of cousins, friends, and co-workers.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.,
at Blessed Sacrament 154 N. Main Street, Harrisonburg, Va.