YOUNGSTOWN - John J. Fabry, Jr., 85, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Monday evening, March 16, 2020, at the Woodlands at AustinWoods with his family by his side, following a brief illness.
John was born Sept. 1, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of the late John J., Sr. and Catherine Fabry, and lived most of his life in this area.
He was a graduate of East High School and became a carpenter and cabinet-maker; woodworking was his passion. He worked for Youngstown Curve Form, and also spent time as a self-employed carpenter.
A quiet man who would do anything for anyone, he was also a daredevil at heart, and enjoyed airplanes, hot air balloons, blimps, parachuting, as well as camping. He loved his family dearly, and enjoyed spending time with them.
Mr. Fabry was a member of St. Christine Church in Youngstown.
John leaves his wife of 63 years, Lillian Mayor Fabry, whom he married Oct. 13, 1956; two daughters, Roseann (Ronald) Carabbia of Struthers and JoAnn (Michael) Marquette of Youngstown; his sister, Mary (Donald) Morell of Struthers; and his cat, “Katie.”
A brother, Steve Fabry, is deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, March 21, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church on South Schenley Avenue in Youngstown.
Graveside committal services will follow the Mass, and will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
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