Donna Tabor, 81, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 surrounded by her family.
After working for 26 years as a television producer in Pittsburgh, Donna joined the Peace Corps. In 1998, she became a full-time volunteer for Building New Hope (BNH) in Granada, Nicaragua where she dedicated her energy to projects serving at-risk youth. Among her most significant causes were a school and residence for barrio children; CafÈ Chavalos, a highly regarded restaurant and culinary arts workshop run by teens; Granada’s first lending library; scholarships and mentoring for young adults; a veterinary clinic for street animals; and a fair-trade partnership between BNH and a worker-owned coffee cooperative. Donna also brought Nicaraguan children to the U.S. for donated medical care. In the words of a fellow volunteer, “Donna worked selflessly, relentlessly and enthusiastically to better the lives of poor people and innocent animals”. In 2008, she was one of six individuals to receive the first National Award for Citizen Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. In 2017, she received the Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award from Lycoming County’s Williamsport High School. Her work in television was recognized with a Golden Quill Award in 1972 and a Broadcast Media Award in 1974.
Donna (Incitti) Tabor was born in Williamsport, Pa. to John G. and Esther Incitti. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Tabor and Jennifer Tabor; brother, John (Marilyn) Incitti, Jr.; nieces, Lisa Lopez and Lori Incitti-Reinert; and many, many dear friends.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a future date. Memorial gifts may be made to Building New Hope: www.buildingnewhope.org.
Arrangements entrusted to the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321.