Barbara T. Midura, 69, of Blakely passed away on Wednesday, May 7, at Geisinger Community Medical Center with her family and friends at her side. She was the widow of Raymond Midura, who passed away on Dec. 14, 2009.
Born in Philadelphia on Feb. 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 associate's 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 Times-Tribune as a Northeast Woman. Next to her family, her life was dedicated to the service of others.
Her love of travel led 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 Caribbean 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 and Alyssa Napora and Kristen (Nick) Cost, Greenfield Twp.; 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; 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 from 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.
For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com