Together Again and Always!
Victor H. DiFino (Vic) - born January 11, 1944 was called to be with the Lord on August 18, 2021.
Vic was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was immediate friends with most everyone who met him.
Growing up in the Iselin section of Woodbridge, NJ, his family lovingly nicknamed him "Butch" and was a most caring son and brother.
He was the son of the late Victor A. DiFino and Barbara DiFino-Haras. He is survived by his siblings in New Jersey; James of Iselin, and Donna Sokolow of Avenel. Michael DiFino of Lockport, New York, Sharon Johnston of South Carolina and Loretta DiFino of Maryland. Carl and Joseph DiFino, his younger brothers have pre-deceased him.
As a young man, he served our Country in the Air Force with the Military Police during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged after four years of patriot service.
Vic then became a truck driver for his family business, DiFino and Son Fuel Oil in New Jersey, where he further developed his love of trucks. During this time he married his first wife, Joan, and had three wonderful children, the late Jason DiFino (who passed away 7 months ago) previously of Hampton, Ramon DiFino of Highland Park and Tiffany DiFino-Williams of Jamesburg, all of New Jersey.
He began driving over the road trucks for multiple trucking companies, most notably YRC Freight Inc. and eventually moved to Ohio, where he met and married the love of his life, Judy Spangler Dietrick in 1985.
Vic was far more than a Stepfather to Judy's children; Annette Dietrick Soles of Suffield, Aimee Edwards of Rootstown, Jerry Dietrick of Suffield and Donny Dietrick of Suffield. He and Judy loved spoiling their 19 grand/great-grandchildren! He was always there when anyone needed him.
His love of New Jersey stayed with him. He and Judy opened DiFino's Pizzeria, and they sold New Jersey Italian specialties in Suffield, Ohio. After retiring from YRC, 10 years ago, he brought his exceptional driving skills to the Field School System driving a school bus for distance events.
In his retirement, he and Judy traveled to Virginia Beach many times to view the sand sculptures and attend the Neptune Festivals. They also visited South Carolina for his beloved boiled peanuts, Dukes BBQ and to visit old friends. During these trips he searched high and low trying to find cabbage rolls as good as his wife made, and proudly told everyone, no one made them as good as Judy. Vic also visited his cousin from childhood, Henry Mitchell in Florida. Vic and Judy enjoyed life together.
When Judy became ill, he lovingly cared for her at home until she passed a couple of years ago. His daily focus was always on family, often opening his home for family members in need.
This wonderful man will be forever in our hearts - XOX!
Given the current virus concerns, the family will be planning a Celebration of Life Ceremony for Vic hopefully in the near future. We will reach out to everyone as the details are confirmed. Don't hesitate to reach out to any of our family members if you would like to participate.
If you would like to make a donation is Vic's name, please donate to the Freedom House of Kent, Ohio. The Freedom House is a 14 bed emergency shelter for veterans who find themselves in a housing crisis. Please see their website at www.fcsserves.org for more information on the Freedom House. You can donate by calling 330.673.0705.
Thank you for all of your prayers.