John Joseph DellaFave, 60

John Joseph DellaFave, 60 passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at UW Madison Hospital.

John was born Dec. 23, 1960, in Hoboken, New Jersey but has been a long-time resident of Stevens Point.

He was a truck driver for many years and worked for Lein Trucking in Almond until his retirement. He would often take his wife Melissa on some of the road trips calling it a mini-vacation.

John enjoyed time with his family, friends, and his dog, Maggie. He loved music and watching “Ice Road Truckers” on TV. John was quite a character and had a great sense of humor, bringing out his Jersey accent.

John leaves behind his wife Melissa, four children; Rikk, Johnny, Jenny, Cory Michael, and a stepdaughter Ashley along with seven grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Phyllis (Dave) Simon, and one brother Michael DellaFave. He also leaves his lifelong friend from New Jersey, Robby along with his mother and father-in-law, Joe, and Darlene Jankowski, his brother-in-law, Brian (Jerri) Grigsby, and sister-in-law Katlyn Jankowski. John is preceded in death by his parents; John and Judy McNally.

John will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Shooters on Saturday, June 26 from 2-8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com/

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