Philip DeFreese

Obituary of Philip DeFreese

Philip W. DeFreese

Oklahoma City, OK

April 18, 1943-March 24, 2017

Philip W. DeFreese passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at his home in Oklahoma City, OK. He was 73 years old. Son of the late Ruben and Maryetta Burris DeFreese, he was born April 18, 1943 in Hackensack, NJ. Philip was a retired Foreman with Wakefern, Middletown, NY. He was the widower of Joyce Hayden DeFreese who passed away in 1991.

Survivors include his longtime companion Donna Foss of Oklahoma City, OK; his sons: Christopher DeFreese and his wife Daniele of Edmond, OK, Paul Lassiter of Richmond, VA; his daughters: Phyllis DeFreese of Rock Tavern, NY, Rachel Ferreri and her husband Benedetto of Washingtonville, NY, V'Lent Lassiter-Matowski and her husband Matt of Richmond, VA; his brother Edward DeFreese of Goshen, NY; his sisters: Margaret Marty of Mahwah, NJ, Rosemary Stevens of Wurtsboro, NY; his seven grandchildren: Baylee, Violet, Amber, Benny, Hayden, Brandon and David; his two great grandchildren, Peyton and Paisley; and several nieces and nephews. Philip was predeceased by his son Keith Lassiter, his brother, Ruben DeFreese and his sister Irene Foss.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4th in the funeral home officiated by Rev. Jeffrey A. Maurer. Interment will follow in Airmont Cemetery, Airmont, NY.