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John M. DiFabio

February 6, 1946 ~ February 6, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

John DiFabio Obituary

John M. DiFabio


John M. DiFabio, 77, of Bedford passed away on February 6, 2023 at UMPC Altoona.

He was born on February 6, 1946 in Bedford; son of Frank DiFabio and Elaine DiFabio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, John DiFabio Jr.

John is survived by his former wife, Anita DiFabio and their daughters, Lisa and husband Steve Hocker of York, Pa; Heather and husband Scott Berkhous of Center Valley, Pa; grandchildren, Olivia, Alyssa, and Addison Hocker; Gabriella and Marley Berkhous; sisters, Maddalena DiFabio of Bedford; Luisa Young of Shellsburg; nieces and nephews, Megan Boyer, Tyler Young, Morgan Young, and Tanner Young.

John graduated from Bedford high school in 1965 and then he attended East Stroudsburg College. He was the owner of Queen City Fruit and Produce and when he retired, he traveled to Arizona to escape the cold PA weather in his camper accompanied by his dogs. While he was in Arizona, he learned pickleball from his friends and grew to love it. He was a great athlete and adored all sports especially Penn State Football, the Steelers, and Bedford sporting events.

John’s passion and love was trap shooting, which he made lifelong friends through. In the summer of 2022, John accomplished his goal of shooting 500,000 registered targets. He was proud of this accomplishment as only a few other shooters have ever completed it.  

He cherished and was so proud of his five granddaughters, he loved to go to all of their sporting events. He also enjoyed hunting and walking around Shawnee with his two dogs, Phoenix and Sedona. He was a loving father and wonderful brother, grandfather, and uncle who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Friends and family will be received at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home on Saturday February 11th from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor James Neatrour officiating. 

Interment will be at the St. Thomas Cemetery, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abby’s Angels in Bedford.

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Arrangements by the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.

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February 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home
4305 Quaker Valley Rd PO Box 65
Alum Bank, PA 15521

Funeral Service
February 11, 2023

2:00 PM
J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home
4305 Quaker Valley Rd PO Box 65
Alum Bank, PA 15521


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