Brian DiFonzo
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TITUSVILLE - Brian C. DiFonzo, 54, of Titusville passed away Tuesday (April 27, 2021) at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a battle with Leukemia for the past year.
Brian was born on Sept. 20, 1966, in Sayre, to the late Albert Sr. and Janet Henderson DiFonzo.
He was a graduate of Corry High School, class of 1985, St. Bonaventure University with a degree in communications, and Clarion University with a degree in education.
Brian was employed by the Titusville Herald where he was the sports editor, account executive, and a general manager. He then went to Clarion University and ran the printing department before moving on to his last place of employment with Social Services in Meadville.
He was a member of the Titusville Kiwanis and Titusville Blue Lodge F&A.M.
Brian enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, hiking, and rooting for his Steelers and Rockets sports teams.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Bennett DiFonzo who he married on Oct. 5, 1996, in Franklin; two brothers, John DiFonzo of Bradford, Albert "Bud" DiFonzo Jr. of Oregon; brothers-in-law, Steven Bennett of Franklin, Brian Bennett of Trinidad, Colo., Peter Bennett of Clearwater, Fla.; sister-in-law, Cathy Bennett of Franklin; nieces, Jennifer (Michael) Douglas of Duke Center, Angela DiFonzo of Bradford; great-niece and nephew, Michael and Kendra Douglas of Duke Center; in addition to four nieces, two nephews, four great nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Brian was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, William and Theresa Bennett.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354 on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Walter E. Packard of St. Titus Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services
PO Box 98018 Washington DC 20090-8018 or the American Heart Association 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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May 3, 2021
Rest in peace my friend. Your life was too short, yet your memory will live on. Thanks for the smiles. Playing ball in our younger years are some of fondest memories
Steve Morse
May 2, 2021
Brian was a breath of fresh air....always with a smile...even in the darkest of moments. He even demonstrated that ability in the midst of his own battle. We are all blessed to have known him here on earth.
My heart aches for you and the loss you are feeling. Knowing Brian was a privilege to all. I know he will be there right along your path. He will never leave your side.
My prayers were for him every night since he began his battle. Now they are for you and his family.

God Bless you all.

Joan Crino...."Mrs. C"
Joan Crino
April 30, 2021
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