Barbara T. Midura, 69, of Blakely, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Geisinger-CMC with her family and friends at her side. She was the widow of Raymond Midura, who passed away on December 14, 2009.
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Born in Philadelphia on February 25, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jean (Swenski) Smiegocki.
She was a graduate of Cathedral High School and after raising her family, she returned to school and received her Associates Degree from Keystone College and a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wilkes University.
She was a principal in the CPA firm of Midura, Sniegocki & Associates, South Abington Twp. She was formerly a partner in the accounting Firm of Midura Molinaro and was a Tax Manager for many years at Parente Randolph and Associates.
Dedicated to helping others, Barbara was a past president and current board member of the Kiwanis Club of Scranton. She was a current board member and treasurer of Serving Seniors of Lackawanna County.
She also provided the annual grant for the Youth Diabetes Camp, through Kiwanis, in her husband's memory. She was a member of the AICPA and PASBA.
In April of 2008, she was recognized in the Scranton Times as a Northeast Woman. Next to her family, her life was dedicated to the service of others.
Her love of travel lead her with family and friends to many parts of the world, including Italy, France, England, Germany, Egypt, Spain, Hungary, Holland and many U.S. and Carribean locations.
Friendship was a cornerstone of Barbara's world. She invested much of her time to growing beautiful relationships across NEPA and the world. She found so much joy in sharing life with her friends and traveled constantly with "the Limo Ladies."
Above all, Barbara's family was the most important aspect of her life.
Surviving are her daughters, Kim Midura, Dickson City, and Lynn Sheridan, Factoryville; a son, Stephen Midura, Dickson City; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Samantha Sheridan, Alyssa Napora and Kristen (Nick) Cost, Greenfield Township; two great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Nicholas Cost; two loving brothers, James (Karen), Louisville, Ky., and Ronald, Hershey; two loving sisters-in law, Dorothy (Steve) DeBella, Exeter, and Frances (Ray) Parette, Peckville; as well as Joseph Sheridan, Factoryville, and John Napora, Jessup, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass of Christian of Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Visitation Church. Entombment, St. Mary's Mausoleum. Friends may call Sunday, 3 to 8 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made, in Barbara's name, to the Kiwanis Club of Scranton or Serving Seniors of Lackawanna County, helping children and the elderly.
To leave an online condolence visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com.
Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc
601 Dundaff St
Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from May 14 to May 20, 2014