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FABINA - Stephen E., 96; West End, passed away July 30, 2017 at Conemaugh Hospital. Born December 24, 1920 in Johnstown, son of George and Barbara (Planinac) Fabina. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 62 years, Emily Midge (Klonicki) Fabina; brothers, George, Nicholas, John, Louis, Peter, George and Joseph Fabina; and sisters Anne Bellock and Barbara Fabina. Survived by loving children, Stephen married to the former Mary Ann Safko, Debbie married to Dave Zierer, and Dennis married to the former Dana Iachini, all of Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Alison Stucchio (Jamie), Melissa (fiancée Justin Knecht), Stephen J. Fabina, David Hoffman (Keri), Danielle Fabina, Deni Marie Fabina, Jackie Stubbs (John), Eric Zierer (Jessica); Great Grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah, Isabella, Ava, Julia, Johnny; and Great Great Grandson Owen. A brother of William Fabina of Johnstown; numerous nieces and nephews; and mans best friend Nicky. An U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, where he was assigned to the 806th Air Engineer Squadron in Guam. He received various decorations for his service including, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars. Retired Axel Plant Division of Bethlehem Steel Corp. A Charter Member since 1971, for the West End Lions, where was recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and former Lion of the Year Award. A 77 year member of the C.F.U Lodge#5, where he was former Treasurer and Steward for over 25 years. A member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, where Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, the Franciscan Friars OFM Conv. Committal will take place at Grandview Cemetery, where the V.F.W. Post 155 Ritual Team will perform military honors. Friends received Tuesday from 2 to 8p.m. at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church or to the Cambria County Humane Society in memory of Stephen Fabina. Condolences may be sent at fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on July 30, 2017
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