Eduardo 'Chip D' DeLeon Sr.


Eduardo "Chip D" DeLeon Sr., 48, of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at HCP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born in Defiance on December 26, 1965, to the late Jose G. DeLeon Jr. and Irene (Medrano) DeLeon of Wauseon. On November 7, 2011, he married Crystal (Reyna) DeLeon and she survives.

Eduardo loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed classic rock music and was an avid OSU football and Chicago Bears fan.

Eduardo was a 1984 graduate of Defiance High School where he wrestled on the district and state levels.

Eduardo is also survived by children, Josefina (Ruben) DeLeon Valle, Tracy DeLeon Scott, Emilio DeLeon and Victor DeLeon, all of Defiance, Irene DeLeon, Eduardo DeLeon Jr., Christian DeLeon, Larissa DeLeon and Jose Reyna, all of Toledo; and a grandson, Jeremiah DeLeon. Also surviving are a sister, Norma (Candelario Jr.) Valenzuela of Defiance; brothers, Jose G. (Maricela) DeLeon of Archbold, Gonzalo DeLeon of Fort Wayne, Ind., Gerardo DeLeon of Columbus, and Ricardo DeLeon of Defiance.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Eduardo (Perez) DeLeon.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 1-6 p.m. at the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, where funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Vincente Cantu officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the benevolence of the family. Online condolences can be given at

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