Barbara J. Rauch, 71, of South Montrose, passed away at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, surrounded by her family. Her husband of 20 years, Charles R. Rauch, survives.
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She was born on August 10, 1942, in Binghamton, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Washburn) Silver.
Also surviving are her three daughters and sons-in-law: Christine and James Baker of Montrose, Terry and Carl Benscoter of Laceyville, and Sue Hitchcock of Montrose; four sons and daughters-in-law: Vern Hitchcock of Dimock, Will and Amy Hitchcock of Montrose, Dean and Melissa Hitchcock of Montrose, and Greg and Casey Hitchcock of Springville; two brothers and sister-in-law: Tony and Diane Silver of Hallstead, and Bill Silver of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters: Virginia Gellatt of Tennessee, and Ruth Whinney of New York; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ken and Carol Rauch of Montrose, and Debbie and Bill Lawrence of Montrose; 13 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters: Joan Wheeler, and Jean Abrams.
Barbara was a Master Gardener. She enjoyed knitting, playing bingo, swimming, reading, traveling, cake decorating, crossword puzzles, and going to the casino. She used to race stock cars on the ice at Leisure Lake. Barbara loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 23, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Pastor Ethan Morrison and Pastor Larry Potter of the Bridgewater Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Brookdale Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday afternoon prior to the service.
Donations in Barb's memory can be made to the Caring Voice Coalition, 8249 Meadowbrook Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116, www.caringvoice.org
Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home - Montrose
232 South Main St.
Montrose, PA 18801
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, 2014