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Jody DiStasio

Jody E. DiStasio

Saturday, March 22nd, 1958 - Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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Obituary

Jody DiStasio, 61 of Avon-by-the-Sea and Singer Island, FL passed on August 29, 2019.

Captain Jody DiStasio has left for his final charter in a canyon way above us all. After riding out the waves, he has steered his boat to calm waters where the fish are plenty and the weather is divine.

Jody has reunited with his mother & father, Margaret & Sylvester “Captain Dee” DiStasio, catching a big one right beside them with a big grin on his face.

He has left onshore his son Jodee - his best friend and right hand man - with big footprints and a legacy to fill; his loving fisherman’s daughter and First Mate Lindsay; the mother of his two children, Laurie DiStasio; his closely bonded sister Denise and brother-in-law & friend Jimmy Quigley; his sister Darlene DiStasio-Wilbert and husband Mike Wilbert; his big sister Diann and brother-in-law Charlie Hoffmann,Jr.; along with his niece and nephews Danielle Hoffmann, Charlie & Laura Hoffmann, Michael & Erin Quigley; and great nieces and nephews Londann Hoffmann, and Owen and Noah Quigley.

Jody grew up on the ocean, with his backyard being Shark River inlet, and spent his life living and breathing the sea. Captain DiStasio of the XTC, owner and entrepreneur of now Jody and Jodee’s Fishery, was known as a fisherman but people were most proud to call him their friend. He put the needs of everyone else before his own and loved to make people happy. Jody’s own happiness came from exactly that, making others happy. He always had a love for fishing but he loved living. Jody lived his life to the fullest, snifter filled to the brim with Grand Marnier sitting at Bilow’s, playing his hand at the Black Jack table in Atlantic City, and rooting for the Minnesota Vikings decked in his bearded royal purple hat.

Captain- you will be missed by many, but you will be anchored in all of our hearts forever.

Heaven has caught one very big special fish and we will all look to the ocean in remembrance of you.

Memorial gathering will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Thursday, September 12 from 1-5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jody can be made to cleanoceanaction.org and Lustgarten.org.

For more info and condolences, visit www.OBrienFuneralHome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    Address
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Interment

    Location
    Private Cremation
    Address
    4201 Rt. 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ
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Joseph Trotta

Posted at 01:15pm
My deepest condolences to the entire DiStasio Family. I didn't know Jody very long and met him only a few times, but judging on what I know of his son Jodee and how he was raised; Jody Sr. was a great man... May he rest in peace! God Bless!
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Maryellen Shinn

Posted at 10:10am
🌊 Oceans of Love to you always, Jody 💙

Cindy Hadam

Posted at 08:50pm
Cindy Hadam ....My Dearest Jodee,.....Our sincere condolences to you and the entire family...Two things I know for sure..Your Dad was a terrific, kind man ...As you know I have known him for many years..Always took care of Him and your Mom and his group on New Years Eve at Piancone's for many, many, many years. He was always very generous and kind of soul...I also know of how proud he is and was of you...You have become such a wonderful and kind man...May God Bless you and yours..Frank and I are always here on Ocean Ave in Belmar for you, even if you just want to stop by and talk...you have our number. So sorry for your loss...Love Cindy Hadam and Frank Giannaci .
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Paul Mahan

Posted at 01:10pm
Condolences to the DiStasio Family.
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susie alston

Posted at 12:30pm
Mr. Jody your seafood market was and is a staple in our community. Delivering top notch seafood and community friendliness that I have appreciated since I was a kid growing up in Neptune. You made us know quality fresh seafood and i have shared this with many all up and down the east coast, their stores did not compare to yours. Thank you so much for contributing to memories and the quality of tasty nutrious foods. RIP Captin, job well done. Thank you! From; Susie Alston
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