OBITUARY

John De Persis

5 December, 192213 April, 2020

John De Persis, 97, died April 13, 2020 at NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. He was a victim of the Corona Virus. He was a first generation of immigrants from Italy who settled here 100 years ago this year in Binghamton. He is predeceased by his wife Grace Murphy De Persis, parents Nicolino and Antonetta De Persis, sister Giavaninia Campbell, brothers Joseph De Persis, Angelo De Persis, Gino De Persis, and James De Persis. He is survived by daughter Kathleen (Ronald) Harlost, Castle Creek, and sons Michael (Teresa) De Persis NC, Ronald (Joanne) De Persis, FL, Jon (Coleen) De Persis, NC. His beloved Grandchildren Karen Defilipps, Dale (Jennifer) Defilipps, Tony De Persis, Kevin De Persis, Michael (Kate) De Persis, Scott (Maria) De Persis, Steven De Persis, and 10 great-grand children, 4 great-great grand children. Sisters Philomena Steigerwald, Lucia Bennett, brother Edward De Persis, also Barb De Persis and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a WWII Navy Veteran who fought in the South Pacific Arena. John was a member of Post 758 Frank A. Johnson American Legion where he held several positions. He was a Representative to the NYS Legislature for the American Legion representing Veterans in Albany. He also was a member of the VFW. He retired from IBM after 30 years of service as an Engineer. A proud member of the Sons of Italy. Family was very important to him and he touched a lot of lives. A private graveside ceremony will be held at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the NYS Oxford Veterans Home. Thank you to the staff of Doctors, Nurses, Aides in the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford for the excellent care they gave John during his stay there.

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Susan Maston

26 April 2020

Our prayers are with you during this time of your loss. With our deepest sympathy... Wayne & Sue Maston

John De Persis

25 April 2020

Our Father was on the same unit as John and that is how we had the pleasure of getting to know him. Our deepest condolences to his family. We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with him. He had a warm smile and was a sweet and gentle man . We are so sorry for your loss...........”The Fadden Family”

Sean Fitzpatrick

23 April 2020

Jon and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Emma Safford

21 April 2020

Helped Mr. De Persis Out before I retired from the Veterans Home!! He could be a spitfire but he also had time to point out his family pictures in his room and tell me about everyone!! So sorry for your loss! He was a caring dedicated man and will be missed🙏🏻

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