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Age 73, formerly of Brookline, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 19, 2012. Barbara lived more than 50 years in Plum Boro and touched many lives with her activities in the YMCA, Plum Boro Civic League, Girl Scouts, Our Lady of Joy and St. Januarius Parishes. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Mears Jr. for 45 years; loving mother of Lisa J. Kleist and her husband, Eric and Debra J. Fetterman and her husband, Robert; grandmother of Kristofer and Victoria Fetterman and Robert Kleist; sister of Lois (Chuck) Snyder and the late Jack (Carol) Bova. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family will be received at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATION CENTER OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (1 block East of Mosside Blvd., Rte. 48). Visitation Sunday, 5-8 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Januarius Church with Msgr. William Ogrodowski as celebrant. Interment following at Plum Creek Cemetery. Corl Family Directors, 412-372-2100:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2012.
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October 25, 2012
Debbie and Lisa, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Both of you are in my prayers. Hope to catch up with you under happier circumstances.
Suanne Rikard
October 22, 2012
I will always think of your Mother and the great times we had at St Justin's and what a great friend she was to me.
Joan Joan Mincin
October 22, 2012
My Dear Debbie, It has been too long that I have seen and/or talked with you. I am traveling from Tennessee to Pittsburgh today and got a phone call from Alice Slagle with the news of your mom's passing. She was a special person that touched my life in a way I will always be grateful. Barb will be missed. I would like to thank you again for the time you arranged for me to spend with your mom... I am truly a better person for having known you and your family.
October 22, 2012
Our Prayers are with you, sorry for your loss.
Donna & Ron Winter
October 22, 2012
Farewell, old friend, Barbara. We still remember the good times we shared with you and Leo over the years. Debbie and Lisa, you have our sympathy. Your mother was a lovely lady.
Carol and Aubrey George
October 22, 2012
Love and prayers to all. Aunt Barb wsa the epitome of what an Aunt is supposed to be. She was a sweetheart and will be so missed.
Brenda and Greg Strohmeyer
October 21, 2012
Debbie and Family: You and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers.
Roseanne Fiore
October 21, 2012
Lisa & Debbie,

And He will lift you up on Eagles wings
bear you on the break of dawn
Make you to shine like the Sun
And hold you in the palm of His hand.

You are in my prayers.
Kathleen Mears
October 21, 2012
Barbara and I were friends for 40 years. We met when our eldest daughters started Brownies and wanted to go to Day Camp and we volunteered to be counselors. We had such great times in scouts and everything else we did together over the years. She was all of the best things you hope for in a friend.
I will cherish all my memories of Barbara and will miss her.
Linda Kincaid
October 21, 2012
My prayers for Barbara and her family at this time of sorrow. She was always a happy person to be around. God Bless Eileen
October 21, 2012
May peace be with you...Roger Guzik
October 21, 2012
My sympathy to the family. Mrs. Mears was a lovely woman whom I met at the Residence for Renal Care. I enjoyed talking about books with her. My thoughts are with you.
Linda Hrabar
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