Nepomuceno Zafra Dario, Jr.

August 2, 1940 - January 15, 2021
Nepomuceno Zafra Dario, Jr.

Dr. Nepomuceno Zafra Dario, Jr., 80, of St. Clairsville, died Friday, January 15, 2021, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born on August 2, 1940 in the Philippines to Colonel Nepomuceno Dario, Sr. and Mercedes Zafra Dario.

Dr. Dario attended the University of the Philippines for pre-medicine and graduated from Manila Central University in 1965 with his medical degree. He married Myrna Ramos Dario in 1972 and they had four children. He practiced medicine for 45 years in the Ohio Valley.

Dr. Dario was passionate about practicing Medicine and died on the front lines fighting this pandemic and is a hero. He was a devoted and dedicated doctor who cared for every patient as if they were his own family. He was beloved and respected by all of his colleagues. He was known for his wit and dry sense of humor. His calm and reassuring demeanor made him an exceptional practitioner.

Dr. Dario is survived by his wife, Myrna; their children, Dawn Dario, Christian Dario, Christine Dario, and Denise Dario; and his grandchildren, Eric Flowers, Kiara Lodge, Naima Dell, Lyric Dario, and Iona Corry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Col. Nepomuceno and Mercedes Dario.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and all who had the privilege to know him.

Private services were held for the family. A celebration of life mass will be announced.

Arrangements by CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists, St. Clairsville Chapel 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH.

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  • January 23, 2021
    Barbara Gabis says:
    Dear Myrna , My deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved husband. I know too well what this feels like. It, your children and your faith will sustain you.

  • January 30, 2021
    Merick Nepomuceno says:
    Dear Mrs. Dario and family, it has been a very long since I saw you, Dr. Dario and your family. I have so many good memories of our families spending time at each other’s houses in St. Clairsville. It was always a great time. Since Dr. Dario’s first name was our last name, I always had a chuckle. Please accept my deepest condolences. I pray for you and all of your family. Dr. Dario was welcomed into Heaven by St. Peter

  • January 26, 2021
    Cynthia Ortiz Pelaez says:
    So very sad to hear of Dr. Dario's passing. He was a hero in the face of this pandemic, indeed. So many fun and fond memories of our friendship in the early days of his practice. Our deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts to Myrna and his children. Love, Cynthia Ortiz Pelaez

  • January 26, 2021
    Carmen Ching Lemley says:
    My deepest sympathy, the passing of Dr. N. Dario. He will be missed. Take care Myrna, God will always be with you

  • January 26, 2021
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