Sachem North teacher, coach dies following battle with kidney cancer

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The Sachem Central School District is mourning the loss of a beloved teacher and volleyball coach.

Matthew "Dezy" DiStefano, 42, died Monday following a battle with stage 4 kidney cancer.

During his fight, DiStefano established the Dezy Strong Foundation to give cancer patients access to experiences that directly affect a positive well-being.

Faculty, staff and students will gather on the football field at Sachem North High School Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for a remembrance celebration.

 

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