Nicholas Tiberio 1931-2021

POLAND — Nicholas Tiberio, 89, passed away peacefully Jan. 23, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, surrounded by his wife and family.

Nick was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Youngstown, son of the late Christino Tiberio and Speranza Mangoelli.

Nick was a tremendous person to all. If you were fortunate to have met him, you would have adored him immediately — he was just that kind of person. You never were a friend of Nick’s very long; you would always go from a friend to family.

He always enjoyed himself with all that he did, but truly began living once he retired from Erie Lackawanna Railroad in 1993 after 42 years. Nick and his wife were very active and enjoyed traveling to Florida during Ohio winters to visit his brother and extended family. Later, they traveled to San Diego to escape the snow and visit their niece and family. Nick was an active and devout member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Poland. He and his wife tirelessly volunteered at the Ursuline Mother House, cooking meals for HIV / AIDS clients.

Nick was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War, and was very active with the American Legion Post 15 in Poland and The Knights of Columbus in Struthers.

Nick’s biggest passion was cooking for his family and friends. A gathering never occurred without his home-made spaghetti and cavatelli on the menu. A birthday party, wedding or holiday celebration was always adorned with homemade pasta or cookies from Nick’s kitchen.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Philomena Santangelo Tiberio, whom he married on May 18, 1957.

He also leaves behind his son, Christino Tiberio of Boardman and three grandchildren, Shawn Tiberio of Los Angeles, Calif., Gregory (Christina) Tiberio and Johnathan (Victoria) Tiberio; son, Nicholas Tiberio of Boardman and three grandchildren, Blaine Grannon, Chelsea Tiberio and Amanda Tiberio. He also leaves behind five great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his son, John Perry Tiberio; along with four brothers, Emery Mooney, Isadore Mooney, Joe Tiberio, and Carmen Tiberio; and three sisters, Margaret Lonardo, Caroline Tiberio and Leona Terlecki.

Family and friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, 2726 Center Road, Poland, OH 44514. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. by the American Legion and the rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. by his Brother Knights from Christ Our Savior Council 4471.

Funeral services will begin 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2731 Center Road.

Interment will be in Lake Park Cemetery in Boardman at 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2021, where Nicholas will be laid to rest next to his son.

Special thank you to the nurses at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Surgical Intensive Care.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Knights of Columbus, C/O St. Nicholas Church, 764 5th St. Struthers, OH 44417 or the American Legion Post 15, 35 Cortland St. Poland, OH 44514 in the name of Nick Tiberio.

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