WARREN - Barbara A. Lechiara Seeker, 72, of Warren, and formerly of Bradford, died Friday morning (July 4, 2014) at the Warren Manor Nursing Home.
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She was born June 4, 1942, in Bradford, to the late Anthony and Catherine Ross Lechiara.
Mrs. Seeker was a 1961 graduate of St. Bernard High School. She earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1962 from the Bradford School of Nursing. She was employed as a nurse with the Bradford Nursing Pavilion for 10 years, retiring in 1989. She had been a long-time Bradford resident, moving to Warren in 1992 to be closer to her son and grandchildren.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church and a former member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Bradford.
Mrs. Seeker had served on the board of directors for the Bradford YWCA, Marching Boosters Club, was active with Girl Scouts, Cub and Boy Scout programs, Bradford Community Outreach program, TOPS, and the NRA, where she held a teaching certificate.
She served on the Conewango Towers Residence Board. She enjoyed crafting and was known for her bake goods sold at the Towers.
Barbara is survived by her three children, Carl L. (Tina) Seeker Jr. of Warren, Anthony Seeker of Pittsburgh and Kevin Seeker of Erie; one brother, Bernard Lechiara of Smethport; two grandsons, Cale Seeker and girlfriend Destiny Campbell, both of Warren, and Cory Seeker of Boston, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Zoey Campbell, and Lunara and Scarlett Seeker; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Seeker Sr., whom she married in 1962, who died in 1971; and five siblings, Gloria McEmery, and Thomas, Sam, Benito and Margaret Lechiara.
Friends may call at 10 a.m. today at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Gutting, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., Warren, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA 16365; or St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, 98 E. Corydon St., P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701.
E-mail condolences may be made by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from July 7 to July 14, 2014