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Sylvester John “Bud” Deao

web posted April 24, 2018
BELLEFONTAINE, OH. - Sylvester John “Bud” Deao, 87, formally of Edgefield, SC and Terre Haute, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Logan Acres Senior Community, Bellefontaine, OH.

He was born October 29, 1930 in Hontzdale, Pennsylvania the son of John and Mary (Hichak) Deao.

Sylvester proudly served his country as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He retired from International Harvester and also worked as a carpenter.  Sylvester was a Knights of Columbus Council Member of 1727 Urbana Lodge, Monsignor Buckley Assembly, 4th Degree, and was very active in the Catholic Church.  He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening.  For many years he delighted children as he portrayed Santa for churches and organizations.  His humor, kindness, and wisdom were infectious.  Sylvester was always willing to help and the first one to volunteer for charitable events.  Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma Jean (Stanton) Deao; his daughters, Annette (Gary) Haber and Susan (Randy) Randles; his sons, David (Karen) Deao, John (Shari) Deao and Paul (Darlene) Deao; grandchildren, Andrew (Nashelle) Keenan, Ryan Knox, Dustin Deao, Rebecca Deao, Ashley Stuckey, and Amy Deao; 2 great grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Delbert.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Victoria Deao; and several siblings.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 -7p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bellefontaine.  Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 31 W. Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459 and to the Universal Home Health and Hospice Care at 701 S. Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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