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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Edward F. Barbano
October 14, 1925 - August 9, 2019

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - St. Catherine of Siena Church - 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044 - 215-672-2881 - Map
Cemetery - Whitemarsh Memorial Park - 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 - 215-646-7500 - Map
Family Florist - Beth’s Flower Boutique - 369 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044 - 215-672-8901 - Map
Donation - Neshaminy Manor - The Foundation at the Manor - Gardens at the Manor - 1660 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976 - 215-345-3205 - Map
Donation - Disabled American Veterans - PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 - 877-426-2838 - Map

Edward F. Barbano, Sr., of Horsham, Pennsylvania died Friday, August 9, 2019. He was 93 years old. Edward was born October 14, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Albert F. Barbano, Sr. and the late Theresa Barbano (nee - Dondero). He was the beloved husband of the late Natalie Barbano; father of Donna Barbano and her husband Robert Leggat, Edward F. Barbano Jr. and his wife Susan G., and Terry Burke and her husband John Jr.; grandfather of Patrick Barbano (Krystal), Lauralee Barbano-Maritt (Jeremy), Christine Burke Holtzman (Adam), and John Burke III; great grandfather of Adriana Barbano, Michael Barbano, Lucy Maritt, and Jeremy Maritt; brother of the John Barbano, Sr., the late Albert Barbano, and the late Marie Parker; and uncle of John Barbano, Jr.

Edward was born in Philadelphia, raised in Edge Hill and Horsham, Pennsylvania and was a 1943 graduate of Hatboro High School. He and Natalie, the love of his life, met at their mutual friends’ wedding and were married in May of 1951. The loving couple made their home in Horsham, Pennsylvania, where they raised their three children and resided for 67 years.

He owned Ed’s Barber Shop in Horsham for over 25 years and was a highly respected member of the Horsham community, always giving back, and going out of his way to help others. He had a ready smile that would light up the room and always had a kind word for anyone who crossed his path.

Edward was a longtime member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish and Sandy Run Country Club. Always the avid golfer, until just a few years ago, he could be found on the links at Sandy Run at least three times a week where he earned the nickname “Steady Eddie.” Ed also loved his alma mater and every year looked forward to the annual HH Thanksgiving football game and the HH Alumni Golf outing. He was inducted into the HH High School Hall of Fame for his community service in 2005. Ed was a founding member and past commander of the Horsham VFW Post. A member of the “Greatest Generation,” Ed was a proud Navy veteran who served on a PT boat in the South Pacific during WW II.

Despite his many interests and accomplishments, Ed was truly happiest when surrounded by family and friends. He proved to be a wonderful cook in his later years and loved to have a good time! He will always be remembered as an exceptionally devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, a faithful friend, and a caring uncle. His children take great solace in the fact that he is now with the love of his life, eating all his favourite foods and dancing to Big Band tunes in heaven.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Relatives and friends were also invited to his Funeral Mass on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044. His graveside service with Military Honors rendered by the United States Navy followed at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Joseph F. Rymdeika from St. Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044.

The family is especially grateful to everyone who took such loving and compassionate care of Edward during his long illness, especially the caregivers and staff of Neshaminy Manor and his loving companions who played such a vital role in his day-to-day happiness and well being. The family also sends heartfelt thanks to relatives and friends for all their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Neshaminy Manor - The Foundation at the Manor - Gardens at the Manor, 1660 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976 or Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

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