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Communication Studies Professor Carole A. Barbato DiesPosted Jul. 10, 2014
POLAND - Carole A. Barbato, Ph.D., 64, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, April 30, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Carole was born May 13, 1949, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Thomas and Fedora Napolitano Teminsky.
She was a 1967 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Carole went on to further her education at Kent State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in English in 1971, a Master’s degree in Organizational Communications in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Small Group Communications in 1994.
For the past 40 years, Carole had been teaching and researching in Communication Studies at the Kent State University East Liverpool campus as well as the Kent campus. She loved teaching and motivating her students. Her greatest professional accomplishment came on Oct. 19, 2012, with the opening of the Kent State University May 4th Visitor’s Center.
Carole was a member of Holy Family Parish in Poland and Delta Kappa Gamma Mu Chapter.
Carole is survived by her husband of 41 years, Patrick Barbato, whom she married Sept. 9, 1972; daughter, Alissa (Mark) Kasmer of Hilliard; and grandson, Dylan.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the new Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St. in Boardman. Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial gifts take the form of contributions in Carole’s name to KSU Foundation, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242.
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