BARBARA A. ABATE (nee Schaberl) age 64, beloved wife for 42 years to Donald; loving mother of Alison Alfieri (husband Dan), David (wife Tina), Matthew (wife Esther), and Michael (wife Kacie); devoted grandmother of twins Brianna and Brittney, Brooke, Danny, Bella, Luke, Mikey, and Emma; cherished daughter of Martha (nee Minut) and the late Ernest Schaberl; treasured sister of James Schaberl (wife Karen); dearest daughter-in-law of Nicolena “Lil” (nee Palumbo) and the late Joseph F. Abate; loving sister-in-law of Joseph Abate, Sharon and John Duffy, Celeste and Steve Fischer; dear niece, aunt, cousin, and friend of many.
She is my beloved wife, a dear sister in the Lord, who loves Christ and the church. She gives herself to the saints, and she loves the Lord her God from her whole heart and from her whole soul and from her whole mind and from her whole strength.
Barbara was a resident of Mayfield Village since 1986, formerly of Willowick. She graduated from Villa Angela High School in 1969. Barbara was a homemaker who loved being a mother and grandmother. She will be remembered by her family as a giving, selfless, warm, loving and pure woman. Barbara was faithful and devoted to our Lord Jesus.
Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 28, 2015 at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) at 11 AM. Burial following at Whitehaven Memorial Park. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Barbara at the FUNERAL HOME SUNDAY 1-4 and 5-7 PM.
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Bill Pearce Sr
Dear brother Don,
My heart goes out to you and your family and the church. May our Lord continue to be so real and comforting to you and the family. Jan and I are leaving in the morning to be with our daughter in Richmond, VA. so we won’t be able to come to our sisters home coming celebration. We love you brother Don and share your sorrow with you in Barb’s passing. Lord, be so real to Don and his family during this time!
Love in Christ,
Bill and Jan Pearce
Dear brother Bill and Jan,
My family and I deeply thank you for your prayer and thoughts during this time. We miss our dear sister Barb very much, but we thank the Lord for His grace and mercy, and we thank the saints for their support. We love you also.
On behalf of my family, your brother in Christ,
Bill and I only met you and Barb once at the home meeting in the Lin’s. We were so touched by the love and labor both of you pour into the college kids for the Lord in the Church. I enjoyed the fellowship with Barb that night. Who knew that would be the last time? May the Lord comfort you and your family, even all of us who know you both. The Lord is faithful to carry you through this difficult time and is able to strengthen you according to His might and the riches of His Spirit in His glory.
Bill and Iris Rumbley from the Church in Denver, Colorado
So sorry for your loss Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
David, Stacy, Elizabeth & Emily Minut
With deepest sympathy, you’re in our prayers.
My brother Don,
I am standing with you and your family during this time. You all have been on my heart. Our sister has a glorious hope. She is temporally sleeping and one day we will see her again!
At one point during the barbecue at the Lin’s, I was walking up to the food table and she smiled at me. I will never forget that wonderful smile from this dear precious saint.
Kathy Malovasic Foltz
Don, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time. I have such heartfelt memories of our high school days and the cathedral latin gang. Parties, Mentor headlands, friendship. Barb was your soul mate to be sure. My husband Marvin passed away last year so I know the path ahead will be rough. Take your strength from all around you as she will live on in those bonds and hearts. Fond regards, an old friend Kathy
Mike & Denise DeSan
Don & Family,
We are so sorry of the loss of your dear wife Barbara. She had a beautiful smile and radiated the love of the Lord Jesus. She was a blessing to know. May it comfort you to know you are in our prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy,
Mike and Denise DeSan
So sorry for such a great and sudden loss.
Grace and Peace in Christ Jesus for all.
MartyFarst, Church in Mansfield