John Paul DiBiase

July 5, 1937 - September 14, 2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 85 Loved Sports, Travel and Serving his Community

Kennett Square — John Paul DiBiase, a Minersville native, passed away peacefully in his home in Kennett Square, PA on 14 September 2022. The son of the late Theresa (Fabrizio, DiBiase) Stochi and the late John DiBiase, John was born on 5 July 1937 in Pottsville.

John graduated from Minersville High School in 1955, from Penn State University in 1962 with a B.A. in Education, a Master’s Degree from West Chester University and did post-graduate study at Penn State University. John taught English in the Avon Grove School District from 1962-1986 and worked for the Daily Local News from 1986-1977.

An avid sport enthusiast, John coached flag football and umpired baseball for the Avon Grove and Kennett communities. He enjoyed traveling, fly fishing and pampering his roses, and he served the local community as a Minority and Majority Election Inspector for more than two decades. For many years John also volunteered at Chester County Hospital.

John was a faithful life-long member of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville, PA, and served on church council and various church committees.

Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Joanne (Foy) DiBiase, John is survived by his brother, Alfred DiBiase of Minersville, PA, by his brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Jyll Foy of East Fallowfield, PA and by his dear companion, Santi Pizzini, of Landenberg, PA.

You are invited to visit with John’s family and friends from 9:30AM to 11:00AM on Friday, September 23, 2022 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 109 E Doe Run Rd, Unionville, PA 19375. John’s service will begin at 11:00AM and interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.



September 23, 2022 9:30AM to 11:00AM St. Michael Lutheran
109 East Doe Run Road
Unionville, PA 19375

Funeral Service

September 23, 2022 11:00AM St. Michael Lutheran
109 East Doe Run Road
Unionville, PA 19375


September 23, 2022 Following Service Union Hill Cemetery
424 N. Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. To the family of John DiBiase. Remember him well from Avon grove. Sending my prayers and condolences to all. Santi prayers for you remember you as well.

    Donna ( Crossan ) Massey | October 2, 2022 at 9:39 AM
  2. Sad to see another AGHS teaching legend pass. Had Mr. D for freshman English if memory serves me right. Umpired with him at AGLL summer ‘72. Always seemed to be happy and upbeat. RIP John now that you’re reunited with Mrs. D.

    Joe Sushinski ‘73 | September 26, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  3. One of the Great teachers at Avon Grove High School.

    Carolyn Jane Conbs | September 22, 2022 at 2:02 AM
  4. Mr. DiBiase was a nice man. I had him for English and I was in his future wife Joannes’ homeroom. They were right across the hall from one another. She was Miss Foy then. They used to hang out together in the hall between classes just smiling and talking and you could tell there was something “in the air”.
    Both were really good teachers and nice people. So went the good old days. RIP.

    Gene Heck | September 21, 2022 at 7:22 PM
  5. I never had Mr. DiBiase as my English teacher but he was my homeroom teacher. Great guy, loved sports and Penn State. Always had kind words and look out for us when in school. Sad news that he died but today he is back in the arms of our Lord and with Mrs. DiBiase. RIP my friend.

    Michael Conner AG 79

    michael conner | September 21, 2022 at 10:17 AM
  6. Mr DiBiase~ thank you for everything you’ve done in the West Grove and Kennett Sq So nice you are, once again, reunited with your wife.

    Linda SHUPE Hughes | September 21, 2022 at 6:14 AM
  7. Enjoyed dinners at Santi’s house . Robert and Diane Ori Tiskilwa, Illinois.

    Robert Ori | September 20, 2022 at 9:23 PM

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