Frieda Kreshtool Barsky
AGE: 91 • Wilmington
Freida Kreshtool Barsky, 91, died peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2014.
A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Delaware, Freida graduated from P. S. DuPont High School in 1940, at the age of 16. After attending Goldey-Beacom College, she started working in a local real estate office. She then attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1946 earned her Delaware real estate broker's license.
During the war years, Freida served as a volunteer with the Wilmington U.S.O. Subsequently, she volunteered with the Girl Scouts, with the Junior Board of the Wilmington General Hospital, and on the Resident Board and several committees at Stonegates Retirement Community. An avid gardener, creative chef, loving wife and mother, and true friend, Freida was beloved by all who knew her.
In 1947, she married Joseph Mitchell Barsky, Jr., MD, who died on January 25, 2009. Freida is survived by her son, Joseph M. Barsky III, and his wife, Tina; her daughter, Lisa Barsky, and her husband, Bill Blauvelt; her grandchildren, Daniel J. Barsky and Christina S. Barsky; and her brother, Jacob Kreshtool.
A gathering to remember Freida and to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, August 10, at 2:30 PM, at the University of Delaware, Goodstay Center, 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. Friends and family are invited to share memories of Freida's life. Light refreshments will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota (651-379-5800, www.goodwilleasterseals.org
) or the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia (215-879-7733, www.cancersupportphiladelphia.org
For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematorychandlerfuneralhome.com