Barbara (Motacki) Brizek

  • "Saddened to learn of Barb's passing. My family moved into..."
    - Richard Blaha
  • "George and family thoughts and prayers with you all at tis..."
    - Lori Phillips
  • "To the Brizek family, I was saddened to read about..."
    - Mia Wink
  • "George and family, Deepest sympathy for our neighbors...."
    - Dave and Marilyn Gajewski
  • "Michele, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathies..."
    - Pamela Stauffer

Barbara Ann (Motacki) Brizek, 70, of Spring Twp., passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in Reading Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved companion of George M. Brizek Jr.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late

Edmund and Bessie (Turrisi) Motacki.

Barbara was a 1965 graduate of Wilson High School.

Prior to staying home to raise her family, she was

employed as the manager at Arby's in the Berkshire Mall.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was well known as a fantastic cook and baker, who

volunteered countless hours at Hawk Mountain Search and Rescue School. She enjoyed gardening and decorating her home inside and out.

She was a loving spirit, always filled with joy, and a

person who touched the hearts of many people. Spending time with her friends and family meant so much to her.

In addition to her husband George, Barbara is survived by her children: Michael Todd Speck , husband of Tiffany Guido, Exeter Twp., Michele Zurawski, Spring Twp., SGT Zachary J. Brizek, husband of Jessyca Brizek, Fairbanks, Alaska, Michael G. Brizek, husband of Lisa Brizek, Chapin, S.C., and LTC Jeffrey J. Brizek, currently serving in France. Seven grandchildren and many cousins also survive her.

Services will be private at the request of the family.

In lieu of condolences, the Brizek family asks that you please celebrate Barbara's life as she lived. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of

arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at

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West Reading, PA 19611
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Published in Reading Eagle on Aug. 12, 2018