Former Mingo Mayor Dies

MINGO JUNCTION — A former mayor and councilman of the village has died.

John R. “Wiz” Fabian, 86, of Mingo Junction died Monday at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville. He was a graduate of Mingo High School Class of 1949.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He worked for 32 years in the United States Post office.

He also served as an elected official holding many offices including, Steubenville Township Trustee for 26 years; the village of Mingo Junction Council for eight years; and the mayor of Mingo Junction for 10 years.

Services for Fabian are Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction. On Friday there will be viewing at St. Agnes Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m.

Fabian is survived by his three children, two sisters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jefferson County Democratic Party Chairman Frankie DiCarlantonio said, “We have lost a person of integrity and someone who was a friend to everyone he met. John was a great public servant, a great Democrat and a great man.”

“His legacy will be marked by the important and impactful contributions that John made, not only to our Democratic Party, but to all of our Jefferson County community,” DiCarlantonio said.

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