John Defazio Death – Dead, Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death, Passed Away: On February 27th, 2021, InsideEko Media learned about the death of Former Allegheny County Council President John Defazio through social media publications made on Twitter.
InsideEko is yet to confirm John Defazio’s cause of death as no health issues, accident or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Defazio so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
Tributes To John Defazio
Across social media users’ timelines are statements that show respect, admiration, and gratitude towards Defazio as people mourn the passing.
I first met John DeFazio as a leader of the @steelworkers in the early 90s. His legend as a professional wrestler preceded him. For the past twenty years, I got to know him as a colleague. His passion was community & people. Wishing peace to his family on their & our loss
It’s hard for me to believe that John DeFazio has passed. He was a larger-than-life presence. Those of us that knew him saw his reputation as a tough athlete and former pro-wrestler but knew that ‘Jumping Johnny’ had a heart of gold when it came to caring for his family, friends, and community.
John was a mentor, a friend, a colleague, and a guiding voice who taught me about what it is to be an elected official. For all of us who served on that first Council, he taught us about this new government that he had helped shepherd in that so many of us now take for granted. And as part of that education, he stepped to the side and pushed us, his colleagues, into leadership positions. I would not be County Executive today if it were not for John’s influence and encouragement.
As part of the inaugural County Council, he served as its first president and also served in that stead during his last term. John was a bipartisan leader of Council, and a teacher to new members, who fostered unity among council. A union leader, he also focused on improving the quality of life and working conditions, championing efforts to enact a living wage in the county and urged Council to take positions on issues such as federal foreign trade policies and the UPMC-Highmark dispute. He also shepherded legislation through Council that increased the amount of the homestead exemption to protect property owners, set county goals for veteran-owned business participation, decreased the poured drink and car rental tax, required auditing of county voting machines and implemented a video monitoring system in the elections warehouse. He was most proud of his work on the creation of the Human Relations Commission and the protections that it provided for residents who were experiencing discrimination in housing, employment and other contexts.
John was the smartest guy on Council. He never took a wrong vote. He saw the big picture. He was the captain of the team and was the person that we all went to when struggling with issues and votes before the body.
Earlier today, I extended my sympathies to Marsha and the DeFazio family. I send my deepest condolences to his extended family and their friends on this loss.
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my esteemed predecessor, The Honorable John DeFazio.
He dedicated SO much of his time to serving Allegheny County, and he will be truly missed.
My thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.
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