The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 23, 2013

Pamela S. DiPlacido

Star Beacon

GENEVA — Pamela S. DiPlacido, age 60, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at The Hospice House in Cleveland.

She was born Nov. 4, 1952, the daughter of Benjamin and Bertha Girdler. Pam graduated from Madison High School in 1971 and married the love of her life Joseph S. DiPlacido on Sept. 14, 1974. Together they spent a lifetime dedicated to raising their family, traveling, and making memories that will endure.

Pam was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend whose selfless nature and kind heart will be deeply missed. For 5 1/2 years, Pam resolutely battled Ovarian Cancer. She emerged, a source of inspiration and optimism to others and demonstrated the very essence of courage. She showed us all what it meant to live life with class, style and dignity, no matter the circumstance. Pam was impassioned to spread awareness and raise funds to fight this terrible disease.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph DiPlacido of Geneva; sons, Mike DiPlacido and Jason DiPlacido; mother, Bertha Girdler; brothers, Benjamin (Cynthia) Girdler and Dan (Janie) Girdler; sister, Dianna (Robert) Winton; mother-in-law, Angie Barnaby; sister-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Johnson; and many wonderful aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., TODAY, April 23rd, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 24th, at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110.

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