Aniello C. di Sabato
While his death brings great sorrow to anyone who may have been fortunate enough to call him husband, or brother, or father, or uncle, or teacher, or friend; it’s also a sharp reminder of the joy that Neil brought to the lives of everyone around him and those he encountered on his path.
Neil was born and raised in South Philadelphia to Joseph and Margharita DiSabato. He was the youngest of 3; brother of Vito DiSabato and the late Amalia Manware.
Neil was at the top of his class at South Philadelphia High School and he gained special attention for his unusually strong artistic abilities, which helped catapult him into the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for his undergraduate degree and then the University of Pennsylvania for his MFA.
Beyond his intelligence and credentials, Neil was a prolific teacher for decades and a talented artist. He was extremely knowledgeable about technique, theory, history, and ethics and managed to weave them all into interesting and resonant lessons for his students.
Neil also dedicated his life to his family. He was a loving husband to Anne M. DiSabato, an incredible father to Alexa M. Scarlett and Alden S. DiSabato, and the proud Nonno of Ryan A. and Emily A. Scarlett.
A memorial service will be held in Neil’s honor. The details will be communicated at a later date.