Matushka Barbara J. Mahally, 72, of Wilkes-Barre fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, surrounded by her family at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. Her husband of 45 years is Deacon Peter Mahally.
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She was born Jan. 20, 1941, in Hazleton, the daughter of the late Nicholas DeBalko and Anna Butz DeBalko.
She was a hairdresser, a graduate of Empire Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. She also was formerly employed by RCA Picture Tube, Mountain Top.
She was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Seneca Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, Deacon Peter, are her son, Peter Mahally and his wife, Deborah, Zionsville; her sister, Joyce Macus, Sheppton; three grandchildren, Kayla, Emma and Joshua; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Seneca Street, Wilkes-Barre, with Archpriest Michael Lepa officiating.
Interment will follow in the Orthodox Lawn of Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas.
Family and friends may call at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. A Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to her church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township.
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 26, 2013