H. Thomas ‘Tom’ DiBacco Jr.


H. Thomas “Tom” DiBacco Jr. passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Davis Medical Center. He was in his usual health and the death was unexpected.

He was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Thomas, West Virginia, a son to the late Alice Roberts and Harry “Reggie” DiBacco.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (Hamrick) DiBacco; two daughters, Kathy (DiBacco) Nichols and husband, Shawn, of Holly Meadows, West Virginia, and Lori DiBacco of Charleston, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Ian Nichols, Elizabeth Nichols, Allison Phillips and Emily Phillips, whom he loved spending time with.

Tom graduated with the class of 1961 at Mountaineer High School and obtained a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Kennedy Western University. He was employed by Mt. Storm Power Station, where he worked for 35 years, starting as a Journeyman electrician and retiring in 2000 as an Environmental Compliance Coordinator. His many hobbies included Amateur Radio Operator Extra Class, wine making, woodworking, camping, hunting, fishing and water skiing in his younger days at Mt. Storm lake. His other interests included electronics and TV repair, which led to owning his own business, Tom’s Electronics. After retiring he also operated a wind energy consulting company.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Parsons, West Virginia, and also member of Knights of Columbus Council 2010 and a Fourth Degree Member of F.A. Spillar Assembly.

Friends will be received Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6-8 p.m., with rosary held at 7:30 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, with Father Smay as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the DiBacco family at this time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Heart Association (162 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301).