Joseph DeFrancesco, of Las Vegas, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus, due to complications from a viral infection. He was born March 13, 1972, in Brooklyn, NY, to Chris and Frank DeFrancesco.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University in 1996. He worked in the broadcast industry at several television stations and then for various casino, media and production companies as both an employee and independent contractor. He was frequently asked to be part of productions, events and shows.
Joe was hardworking, diligent, constructive and positive. No job was too big, no task too menial. An Eagle Scout, Joe enjoyed being part of the media scene. Although a shy person by nature, he was always able to find a way to get into shows, get backstage and meet personalities. He lit up a room with his bright smile and engaging personality. Children loved being around him because he always found time for them.
Joe is survived by his parents, Chris and Frank; and his sister, Karyn.
There will be a 1 P.M. mass on Friday, December 27, 2013, at San Rafael Catholic Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92128. Burial will be at Dearborn Memorial Park in Poway.
In lieu of flowers, his parents are asking that donations be made to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus ICU on Warm Springs Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, in memory of Joseph DeFrancesco.