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Obit: Mario Gasbarra, of Abington

Gasbarra was involved in Abington Police Athletic League, Meals on Wheels and Town Watch.


Mario Gasbarra, husband of Rita (DeCicco) Gasbarra, of Abington, died Tuesday, Oct. 16. He was 83.

Gasbarra was the father of Theresa, Barbara Wilhelm, and Marie Rementer; brother of Mary Martella, Angie Gasbarra, Rose Gasbarra, and the late Frank Gasbarra and Barbara Lamina; grandfather of Jack, Lisa, Chuck and Samantha; and great-grandfather of Brayden. 

Gasbarra had a great love for Abington Township and was active in the township. He was active with the Abington Township Police Athletic League organization, Meals on Wheels, and was president of Ward 10-11 Town Watch, and vice president of Abington Joint Town Watch Council. He was a member of the James A. Flahery Knights of Columbus in Glenside, and was also an avid bowler.

Gasbarra was passionate about the family outings, especially those at “Gasbarra Island.”

A viewing will be held Saturday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 1500 Marian Road, Abington, followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Remembrances in Mario's name may be made to the Abington Township PAL, c/o 1166 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

Arrangements are by Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home, Jenkintown

Daniel Kaye October 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I am so very sorry to hear this. Mario was a wonderful, kind man and I always looked forward to seeing him on election day. He will be missed, truly.
Victor B. Krievins October 19, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Mario did wonderful things! He was a great role model.
James T. McGrath III October 19, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Mario was a great man and will be greatly missed. Everyone who knows Mario should probably do a little bit more in the community, in hope that our combined efforts can make up for what he did for us. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Thank you for being a kind man, Mario, because that is what the world needs.
Bill Geiger October 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM
A great neighbor who will be sadly missed. His shoes will be hard to fill. He and the family will be in our prayers.
John Spiegelman October 20, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Mario gave so much to this community, not only through his countless and truly impressive hours of volunteer service, but also through his kindness and wonderfully neighborly outlook. What a sweet, sweet man. He is and will always be missed but will not be forgotten. Goodbye to a good man, and love and support to Rita and their entire family.


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