Janice R. Morabeto

June 15, 1959 ‒ October 22, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Janice R. Morabeto, 61, of Delaware, OH passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, October 22, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 15, 1959 in Steubenville, Ohio to the late John S. Morabeto and Simonne (Province) Morabeto and graduated from Catholic Central High School in Steubenville. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Xavier University.

Owner and operator of Morabeto Mind Legacy Associates in Delaware, Janice taught, trained and changed the lives of thousands of people through her work as a counselor and trainer. She was a devoted and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware where she was a former PSR Teacher, Lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was also a student of the Loyola Institute of Ministry. She enjoyed painting, reading and spending time with her canine companion Isaac.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Lindsey Yobbagy of Columbus and Lauren (Thomas) Rodgers of Miamisburg; granddaughters, Elise Harper and Isabella Rodgers; best friend and significant other, Jim Yobbagy of Delaware; brother, David Morabeto of Delaware; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her brothers John and Joe Morabeto and her sisters Elaine Quinn and Norma Wolfe.

A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William Street, Delaware. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonam and Rev. Fr. Michael Watson presiding. The services will be livestreamed and can be viewed by logging into www.delawarestmary.org

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are required to wear masks and recognize social distancing requirements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janice’s memory may be made to Catholic Social Services at colscss.thankyou4caring.org/ OR the National Alliance on Mental Illness, donate.nami.org/give/

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Morabeto family.

To share a fond memory of Janice or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Jim Yobbagy will be hosting a gathering at his home, 172 Seatrain Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 after the interment. Food and drinks will be available. Masks and RSVP required.

  • Janice was a wonderful trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program for over 20 years. I am a member of the OCWTP, too. In 2019 I nominated her for Trainer-of-the-year, a prestigious award coveted by 100s of trainers, and she won! I did her introduction that spring at our annual conference. Unfortunately she was unable to attend due to her health issues, but she sent in a video acceptance and received a video of the ceremony. She was loved by many of us here at this program who benefited from her fantastic knowledge and energy for over two decades. We miss her already but will never forget her.

  • Janice is a good friend. She was an inspiring trainer for many in the social services field. I attended many of her classes and always left with a better understanding of the issues discussed.
    Janice was an ever giving person and will be greatly missed by many.

  • I am so sad to hear this. Janice was always fun and had an intense amount of energy. She was such a kind person. I remember walking with her like it was yesterday. Prayers to her family during this time. May she RIP. God bless

  • I had the pleasure and privilege of taking several courses from Janice through Ashland. She was so knowledgeable, personable, and caring. Learned so much from her and enjoyed it all. She always made you feel like you were truly special and that your work was amazing. Truly a wonderful professor and person. I was so sad to see her health struggles and now to learn of her passing. She touched SO MANY lives for the better. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends. ❤️

  • I had the pleasure and honor of having Janice as a classmate in high school. There was never a day that I did not see her beautiful smile. She was always fool of energy and that I will never forget. Prayers and condolences to her family. God Bless.

  • I am so very sad to hear of Janice’s passing. We were very good friends in high school. We had lots of laughs and good times. I heard a Pink Floyd song on the radio today and it reminded me of her and how she’d listen to Pink Floyd. I remember Janice always being passionate about psychology. I knew she’d go out there and change the world. I know her beautiful spirit will live on through her daughters and grandchildren. May you RIP, Janice!

  • My heart breaks today to hear the news of Janice’s passing. She was loved and respected by many. She had the most amazing and sweetest spirit. I last saw her at one of our High School Class reunions where she shared of the passing of her sister , who was friends with my sister. She talked about her work and how proud she was of the work she was doing. Always making a differencein people’s lives. Condolences to her partner, daughters and grandchildren. May you find much joy in her memory.
    The world has lost an an amazing soul too soon and heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

  • Thank you all for your very kind and loving thoughts and memories…

    I have known this amazing Lady for 46 years, fell in love and married her, brought two precious souls into this world … and was by her side when her Earthly ended.

    I was thinking about what to say about Janice for her service … there is so much.

    I was putting together a song list of her favorites for her services and realized she always remembered and talked about a person.

    She LOVED people and teaching!
    That was her essence, spirit, mission and purpose in this life.

    One line describing her life has stayed with me:

    “JANICE TAUGHT LOVE”

    I hope to see all (or most) of you for Janice’s ‘bon voyage’ for her glorious journey ahead.

    Peace, my Love …

  • Thank you all for your very kind and loving thoughts and memories…

    I have known this amazing Lady for 46 years, fell in love and married her, brought two precious souls into this world … and was by her side when her Earthly mission ended.

    I was thinking about what to say about Janice for her service … there is so much.

    I was putting together a song list of her favorites for her services and realized she always remembered and talked about a person associated with the song.

    She LOVED people and teaching!
    That was her essence, spirit, mission and purpose in this life.

    One line describing her life has stayed with me:

    “JANICE TAUGHT LOVE”

    I hope to see all (or most) of you for Janice’s ‘bon voyage’ for her glorious journey ahead.

    Peace, my Love …

    • Thank you all for your very kind thoughts about Janice Morabeto!

      Wed. NOV. 12 @ 2:30 p.m.:
      I will be hosting a gathering at my home after Mass and internment. Bring your favourite food and drink – if you like. Never fear, I’ll provide the major portion myself… nobody goes without in my home! 🍸😋🍗

      JIM YOBBAGY
      172 Seatrain Drive
      Delaware, OH. 43015

      Hope to see you there!!!

  • Jim and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear that Janice has passed away. Our families were very close and we stayed in touch over the years. Janice was a smart, kind and compassionate person. I do remember spending many holidays with her family! They all are so such special to my family. I remember Janice’s passion for the things she loved and listening to Pink Floyd and Deep Purple with her, at their home on Whitehaven! God has another Angel is in arms and we can be sure, she will watch over all of her family. With deepest sympathies and condolences. God’s peace be with you.
    Marian Fato Waguespack and Virginia Fato

  • It is so incredibly sad to hear about Jans passing. She had the best heart and was kind and giving towards everyone. So proud of all she accomplished in her life and cherish the memories of our younger days. Love you always Jan~

  • I was so very sad to hear about Janice. I took many of her classes at Ashland University. She was such a talented instructor and knew so much about psychology and mental health. She was also a wonderful human being who genuinely cared about people. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May She Rest In Peace.

  • I was so sad to hear about the passing of Janice. I had the pleasure to teach her granddaughter, Elise. Her love and concern for Elise and her family was always evident during all of our conversations.
    My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • I was so sorry to read about Janice’s passing in the Dispatch. I took many of her workshops through Ashland University, which is how I came to meet Janice. She was an incredible instructor, with so much knowledge and intuition. I loved her classes and recommended them to many teachers. She spoke of her daughters often and you knew that she loved them deeply. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

  • Dear Elise,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you were very close….and those wonderful memories will stay with you forever. Gods Blessings on you and all who will miss this wonderful woman.

  • I was so sorry to hear about Janice’s passing on Linked In. I worked with her at Ashland – she was a wonderful teacher and so passionate about her craft. Know she was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Condolences and prayers to her entire family.