Caterina Tiberi
1937 - 2017
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Tiberi, Caterina
Caterina (Rina) Tiberi, passed away at Kobacker House on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 80, with her family by her side, after a brief battle with Leukemia. Born in Cantone di Introdacqua, AQ, Italy on July 31, 1937. She is preceded in death by her parents Giuseppe and Flora Silvestri, of Italy and twin daughters who passed away just after birth. Survived by her loving husband of nearly 58 years, Giuseppe "Joe"; and beloved mother of Patrick (Denice), Ida (Tim) Shook, and Tania Wade; grandchildren, Anthony and Alex Shook, Angelina, Cristina, Daniela, and Gabriela Tiberi; brothers and sisters in Italy, Felice (Marcella) Silvestri, Rosina (Giacinto) Di Matteo, Gabriele (Rina) Silvestri; in-laws, Dilia Silvestri, Gildo Tiberi, Ida Frissora, Tonino (Anna) Tiberi, and Loreta Giammarco; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends in the U.S., Italy and Canada. Rina was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, member of Amici D'Oro, Le Donne, The Abruzzi Club, and S.F.I., and was a retired seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and spending time with friends and family. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St. Prayer service at 7:45 p/m. Family and friends will meet for Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet Street. Private entombment will be held a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at OSU James Cancer Hospital, Kobacker House and Dr. Randy Wexler for their care, and a special thank you to Bonnie Burman for her support and friendship. Memorial contributions may be made to The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University. Checks can be made out to The OSUCCC - James and direct funds to The G. Joseph and Rina Tiberi Leukemia Research Fund, at 660 Ackerman Road, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3113, or online at to make a donation. To view on-line video and sign the on-line register, visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sep. 19 to Sep. 22, 2017.
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December 9, 2017
To Pat and Denice and Ida and Tim and Tania. I just heard about your mom. I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. I was watching the special about Alzheimer and saw Pat. Have a lot of fond memories of your mom. Actually the whole family growing up. Your mom was a wonderful cook. Still remember how good her pizza and cookies were. May the memories of your mom bring peace to you this holiday season. My prayers are with all of you. And with your dad as he faces the challenges ahead of him. God bless all of you.
Tammy Hardin Bischoff
Tammy Bischoff
October 9, 2017
Dear Pat: I just learned of your mothers passing and I am truly sorry for your loss. Although I never met your mother, there is no doubt she had to be amazing. You always spoke with great affection when you referred to her. May your memories all be of the good times you shared. May she rest in peace.
Patricia Oxley
September 29, 2017
Dear Pat and family, My deepest condolences on your loss. Your mother was so sweet and nice. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Judge Amy Salerno
September 25, 2017
My condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in that your mother is in God's hands, and may He be with you in this difficult time.
Gordon Gatien
September 21, 2017
Prayers to the family
Laura Monaco
September 21, 2017
Pat & Denice, Ida & Tim -
So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Find comfort in God, and lean on your wonderful family for love & support.
Lynne Hocutt
September 21, 2017
I am saddened to hear of your loss. My mother, Mary Pr loved Rina, so I am sure they are celebrating together right now. Our prayers are with you during these hard times. Pam Priest Strange
Pam Strange
September 21, 2017
I am honored and blessed to have known your mom.
My condolences
Nancy Mcpherson
September 20, 2017
I would like to send thoughts and prayers to the entire family. what short time i knew Rina i enjoyed talking with her. she was such a blessed lady and she'll be missed.
william ide
September 20, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Tiberi family.

Love Jill Gessner
September 20, 2017
Pat and family, so sorry! Gail Gregory Thomas
September 20, 2017
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire family.
The Rowland family
Lisa Rowland
September 20, 2017
Oh, so sad to read this. I adored Mrs. Tiberi. She always greeted me with a kiss and squeeze of the hand. What a great lady who loved, loved, loved her family, and made amazing pizzelles! My condolences Mr. Tiberi, Pat, and the rest of the family.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Kate Wolford
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Kate Wolford
September 19, 2017
Condoglianze. . . .Madonna della Consolazione, prega per noi
David and Anne Nixon
September 19, 2017

I'm sorry about your mom, but you she is no longer in pain. Just know that she has gone to a peaceful home. She will always be there, your guardian angel
Gregory Boatwright
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