MOUNT JEWETT - Gloria A. Barber, 83, of Mount Jewett, passed away at her home on Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2013) after a brief illness.
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The former Gloria Ann Peters was born Nov. 4, 1929, the daughter of George and Helen Kalinowski Peters. On Nov. 22, 1952, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mount Jewett, she married Robert W. Barber, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2011.
A graduate of Mount Jewett Senior High School, Class of 1947, she was employed at the former Swanson Triangle Grocery Store and Temple Beauty Aids.
Mrs. Barber was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society and a former catechism teacher. She was also a lifetime member and past president of the Mount Jewett American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are a son, Robert L. (Beth) Barber of New Castle; a daughter, Karen A. Barber of Rockville, Md.; grandchildren, Robert Lee and Brittani Lee of New Castle; a brother, George A. Peters of Mount Jewett; a sister-in-law, Mary K. (James) Peters; nephews, George W. (Natalie) Peters of Glendale, Calif., and John C. Peters of Chesapeake, Va.; a grandniece, Gloria Geary Peters, who was named after Mrs. Barber; and two cousins, Mrs. Loretta Slattery and John Phillips of DuBois.
Friends and family will be received at the Cummings Funeral Home Inc. in Mount Jewett from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Bridgeview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church or a
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com
Cummings Funeral Home Inc.
10 East Main Street
Mount Jewett, PA 16740
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 18 to Oct. 26, 2013