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Barbara Helen Stein (nee Padovano) died unexpectedly in San Diego on Nov. 22, 2013. Barbara was born on 9/26/1941 to Rose and Robert Padovano in Jersey City, N.J. "" the second of four children.

Barbara took great pride in her work as an X-ray technician for over 35 years. She was married to Stan Stein 1964-2011, and raised three daughters, first in Glen Oaks, N.Y., and later in Coram, N.Y. She retired in 2000 to devote her full attention to making and painting ceramics, spending time with family, and spoiling her two grandchildren.

In 2002, she moved to Sahuarita, Ariz., where she found a full and satisfying life painting, teaching ceramic classes, watching the hummingbirds in her yard, and spending time with friends.

Barbara was deeply loved and cherished for her generosity, her conviction of self, and her sense of humor. She is survived by her daughters: Kerry Fedyna, Kelly McAdam, and Robyn DeLuca; her siblings: Patricia Baker, Linda Griesi, and Robert Padovano; and her grandchildren: Caroline and Jamie DeLuca.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Dec. 1, 2013
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