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Joan Barbara (1934 - 2013)

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Joan C. Barbara
December 12, 1934- August 26, 2013
Butler, PA
Joan C. Barbara, 78 of Butler, PA, passed away on August 26, 2013.
Joan was born Joan Rose Cloughley December 12, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of Catherine Angelis (Hunter) Cloughley Spear and John Cloughley.
Joan first married Joseph H. Reyner on April 12, 1953. She then married a second time, James P. Barbara on July 1995 in New Jersey. She was a member of the Woodbridge Lodge #2116 and served as president of the Emblem Club #351 from 1987-1988. She was also a member of the Brigatine Elks and received Elk of the year in 2002-2003. She was a member of the AARP and the Rotary Club in Absecon, NJ. She helped establish the Elks in Galloway, NJ. Her hobbies included crocheting and patch collection.
She had worked for 13 years in the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City as a slot attendant. Previously she had worked at Transfer Print Foil in NJ.
Surviving are her husband James P. Barbara and seven children, Joan (Marty) Amodeo of Butler, PA, Robert Reyner of Brick, NJ, Cathy Reyner of Carteret, NJ, Diane (Brian) Lee of Azle, TX, Jodi (Chris) Saaks of Spotswood, NJ, Joseph (Fran) Reyner of Myrtle Beach, SC and James Reyner of Philadelphia. 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her mother.
She will be missed dearly and loved by many. She will be cremated and her ashes will be laid to rest in Woodbridge Memorial Gardens in Woodbridge, NJ at a later date.
Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in The Sun News on Aug. 27, 2013
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