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Frederick Joel Distefano

September 14, 1984 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 39) 39 Years Old

Frederick Distefano Obituary

In loving memory of Fredrick Joel DiStefano, September 14, 1984 - February 7, 2024.

Joel DiStefano, 39, a resident of Beaumont, Texas, journeyed into the arms of his Lord on February 7, 2024. Born in Austin, Texas, on September 14, 1984, Joel was the cherished son of Fred Anthony DiStefano and Eleanor Kay Asta.

Joel's spirit thrived in the great outdoors, finding solace and joy in living off the land. A passionate hunter and fisherman, he was often described as the ideal companion in challenging times. Joel's artistic talents knew no bounds, excelling in drawing, painting, and mastering the guitar. His artistic endeavors extended to commissioned murals in the Beaumont Area, leaving a lasting mark on the community.

Known for his exceptional listening skills, Joel provided unwavering support and comfort to those who sought his counsel. His humility and generosity were boundless, always willing to offer help to anyone in need, epitomizing the phrase "he'd give you the shirt off his back." Above all, Joel's faithfulness to the Lord and his love for family were unwavering.

Joel is survived by his mother, Kay DiStefano; his sister, Erica Fichter, and her husband Kelly; aunts Diana Santana and her husband Mark, Mary Conner and her husband Blue, Bette Vardaman, and uncles Sam Asta and Johnnie Asta, Louis DiStefano; numerous cousins, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father Fred, and his grandmothers, Loary Asta, and Mary DiStefano.

Joel's memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that those who knew and loved Joel share their favorite memories and pictures by emailing them to These memories will be compiled into a memory book, honoring Joel's life and the impact he had on those around him. Your contributions will help preserve his memory for generations to come.

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Memorial Service
March 6, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mark's Catholic Church
905 N. 9th St.
Silsbee, TX 77656


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