Michael Anthony “Mike” DiFonzo
August 27, 1948- July 13, 2018
Michael Anthony “Mike” DiFonzo, 69, of North Beach passed away July 13, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 27, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Frank and Ella Faye (Dearborn) DeFonzo. Mike was raised in Montgomery County and graduated from Walt Whitman High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps and served from 1967 to 1969. After returning from Vietnam, Mike went to work as a fireman with Cabin John Fire Department. He later became a collections officer for NASA Federal Credit Union, retiring in 2010. Mike married Debra Johnson on August 23, 1994 and they lived in Germantown until moving to North Beach in December 2000. Mike enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Orioles, hunting, his dogs, his 1967 Camaro and spending time with his family.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, a son Michael Anthony DiFonzo and his best friend who passed away in Vietnam, William Ronald Bissell. He is survived by his loving wife, Debra Johnson-DiFonzo, son William Ronald DiFonzo and wife Elizabeth of Lake Worth, FL and daughter Danielle Nicole DiFonzo of North Beach. Also surviving are three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother Frank DiFonzo and wife Mary of Sidney, MT and a sister Dawn Denell of Cabin John, MD.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Mike’s name may be made to Calvert Hospice or the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at the addresses and links below.
Friday, July 20, 2018