We’re having a party! 

During the summer of 2017, Joe and Jim O’Connor contacted Tom Deasy about meeting to plan a Deasy Reunion. Their persistence, creative ideas, dedication and determination have made this event possible. We are all excited to announce the fruits of their labors with the following information:
What: Deasy Family Reunion
When: Saturday July 28, 2018
Time: 2:30pm-?
Where: Tom and Diane Deasy’s Home
257 Herrmann Dr.
Avon Lake, Ohio

We hope you find this website informative and fun as you plan to attend our first reunion. Check back for updated information on places to stay and things to do!  

An official invitation will follow! 

Please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "Click here to contact the event organizer"  and tell us the following: name, how many are coming, email address and a cell phone number. Thanks!

Places to Stay
Cambria Hotel and Suites                                            Double Tree by Hilton                        
35600 Detroit Rd.                                                          1100 Crocker Rd.
Avon, Ohio 44011                                                           Westlake, Ohio 44145
440-695-1270                                                                  440-871-6000

Hyatt Place, Westlake                                                   Hampton Inn Westlake
2020 Crocker                                                                  29690 Detroit Rd
Westlake, Ohio 44145                                                   Westlake, Ohio 44145
440-871-3100                                                                  440-892-0333

Fun Facts about the Deasy Family
  • Our Grandfather, James Deasy, was president of the Avon Lake School Board which was responsible for building the high school
    • ​Because he was Catholic the KKK burned a cross on their front yard
    • Aunt Helen lay down in front of a school bus in protest of the school system not transporting the Catholic kids!
  • Jim and Joe were in the second graduating class of ALHS. There were 5 in the class!
  • Aunt Helen co-wrote Avon Lake's Alma Mater which is still sung today
  • Timothy Deasy, great grandfather, and his brother Cornelius, fought in the Civil War
    • Timothy Deasy, G, 6/25/1861, private, promoted to coporal on 1/25/1862. He was the last color guard standing at the assault on Missionary Ridge. He mustered out at the expiration of his enlistment, 7/25/1864
    • Cornelius Deasy, G, private, captured at the Battle of Chicamauga on 9/20/1863. Died in Andersonville prison on 8/1/1864 of chronic diarrhea. Buried in grave #4501
  • Check out Tom Deasy's DNA! Is it similar to yours?