Barbara Mildred Di Fabio

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | November 24, 2023

Barbara Mildred Di Fabio, 87, of Verona, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023. She was born May 5, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John A. and Mildred Iola (Monath) Ryan. She was the wife of the late of  Paul Robert Di Fabio who passed away June 18, 2022. They were married for 56 years. Barbara was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, White Oak. She was a 1954 graduate of  McKeesport High School and had worked for the former McKeesport National Bank.

She is survived by her daughters, Marci (Vincent) Matthews of Sutersville and Trudi (Fiancee, Dan Bryan) Di Fabio of Irwin, grandson, Vincent Paul Matthews, great-granddaughter, Avery Taylor Matthews and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy (Rudy) Schaffer and Joanne (Paul) Tellman and a brother, John "Jack" Ryan. Friends are welcome Sunday November 26, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 672-6322 Drew J.  Gilbert, Director. Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10 am at Faith Lutheran Church, White Oak. The Rev. Michael Ryan will officiate. (Everyone please meet at the church). Interment will follow at the West Newton Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1656 Lincoln Way, White Oak 15131 or Seneca Place, Att: Business Office at 5360 Saltsburg Road, Verona PA 15147. Condolences may be made at

Originally published November 24, 2023.

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