Barbara DeCello Fine passed away at home after a long illness. Her family was at her side. Barb was born on March 18,1942 and was the daughter of Anthony “Ted” DeCello and Jennie DeCello. She graduated with the fabled Farrell High Class of 1960, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad.
Barb graduated from YSU with a degree in education. She taught in the Sharpsville and Columbus Whitehall School Districts.
She and her husband Rick met while at YSU, and recently celebrated 54 years of marriage. Barb was formally a member of the Rodef Sholom Sisterhood and B’nai B’rith Women
Her greatest joys were cooking special holiday dinners for family get togethers, playing Maj Jong, reading and attending baseball games at the Liberty Baseball Fields, where she was always a Team Mother. It was there she earned the nickname “Babushka Barb”, because she always had a scarf on her head. Barb was an individual with a golden heart. She always put everyone before herself and never had a negative word to say about anyone.
Barb is survived by her husband Rick, and her children, Brett and Lori Fine, Gregg Fine, Debbie and Brad Ziegler. Also by 5 Grandchildren, whom she babysat for through their formative years. Lyndsay and Sydney Johnson, Krysten Fine, Noah and Cameron Ziegler. Also her brother Anthony and sister-in-law Beverly DeCello of Pittsburgh.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ted and Jennie DeCello and a brother John “Butchie” DeCello.
Barbara was a member of both St. Edwards Parish and Congregation Rodef Sholom. A service will be held at St. Edwards Parish at 11:00 AM, Friday February 5, 2021 with calling hours one hour before the service. Her burial will be at Rodef Sholom Cemetery (Tod-Homestead) following the church service.
A special thank you to Southern Care Hospice, Caregivers (Pat Gordon & Lesly Greene) and our special friends (Jody and Stan Nudell, Pat and Dick Malone and Barb and Bill Beinecke).
Donations may be sent to St. Edwards Parish, Rodef Sholom and Southern Care Hospice.
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