Barbara A. Pallone
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Barbara A. (Gigler) Pallone, 84, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at Presbyterian Senior Care, ending her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Barbara was raised and lived in Arnold until 1975 when she moved to New Kensington. Barbara worked at the New Kensington K-Mart in the mid-sixties and retired from employment at the Westmoreland County Intermediate Unit as a classroom aid for 20 years, where she attended to students of special needs as if they were her own children. She enjoyed many years of family togetherness, especially with her children and grandchildren and her siblings. You could always be assured of a fresh pot of coffee brewing the minute you crossed the kitchen threshold. Christmas Eve was a family tradition at Grandpap and Grandma Gigler's until Uncle Frank and Aunt Maureen took over the tradition in later years. Barbara was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and a past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine and an active member of Arnold United Methodist Church, continuing her mother's duty of attending to the communion preparations with her lifelong friend, Imogene Savage. She married her Arnold High School sweetheart, Frank J. Pallone Sr., who predeceased her Jan. 9, 2005. She was the mother of five children, Frank J. (Marybeth) Pallone Jr., John E. (Judi) Pallone, Melissa (Gary) Ross, Robert M. (Jennifer) Pallone and David E. (the late Kelly Gill) Pallone. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Jean Gigler, of Lebanon, Pa., and Barbara H. Gigler, of Oakmont; and several cousins. She was affectionately known as Nana to her 16 grandchildren, Jennifer M. Pallone, Meighan E. (Adam) King, Katie S. (Shane) Swigart, Maria E. Pallone, Juliana Pallone, Jack Pallone, Christine (Tyler) Mroczkowski, Michael Ross, Nicholas Ross and Anthony Ross, Maureen (Sam) Taylor, Robert M. Pallone Jr. and Ryan Pallone, John Pallone, Joseph Pallone and Michael Pallone; and one great-grandchild, Emmett King. In addition to her husband, Frank J. Pallone Sr., she was preceded in death by her parents, Frank F. and Fredrika (Kaalund) Gigler Sr.; and her sister and brothers, Mary Jane (late Fran) Nery, Frank F. (late Maureen) Gigler Jr., Dr. Donald E. Gigler and Paul W. Gigler. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME INC., Robert P. Karish, supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, 724-335-6500. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., Arnold, PA 15068. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park. We are adhering to the CDC guidelines and masks are to be worn at all times. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Western PA Autism Speaks, 8035 McKnight Road, Suite No. 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, or Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., Arnold, PA 15068. Messages of condolences are welcome at www.giglerfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
my thoughts and prayers are with you all, in memory of a kind and caring person.
Leslie Vigilante Wolfe
Leslie
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October 16, 2020
Aunt Barbara was so great- she had a spirit unlike anyone I have known. We had so much fun together and I always knew she loved me. I know the five Gigler brothers and sisters (MaryJane, Frank, Don, Barbara, and Bill) are together forever, and there will be some good food served in Heaven!! May my dear Aunt have peace, health, and love forever. I will miss most the many times we all sat around and talked, laughing for hours. And I will miss her rigatoni!!
Love you, and sympathy to family and friends who loved her.
Susan Gigler
Family
October 15, 2020
Nothing but the best memories of this wonderful woman. She was a longtime family frend, who will remain in our thoughts. Rest in Peace.
Sam Zabec
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October 15, 2020
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October 14, 2020
I had not seen or visited with Barbara for many, many years, but I still hold many wonderful memories of her. I spent much quality time with her and Frank and her older children during my teen-aged years. She was like a sister to me during those early years. She even taught me to parallel park in that huge brown station wagon. I am so sorry that I lost contact with Barbara and the rest of her/my family many years ago; it was definitely my loss. Please accept my apologies and my sincere condolences; Barbara was a great woman, mother, and friend.
Dianne L Gigler
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October 14, 2020
My condolences to Barbara's family. She and her late husband, Frank, were two of the absolutely best of our AHS Class of 1954. Both were very kind to me, as they were to many others. I cherish the memories of them. RIP, Barbara, and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
John Krnacik
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October 14, 2020
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October 14, 2020
Deepest sympathies to the Pallone Family. Many pleasant memories spent with the both of them. Nick and Juanita Cignetti
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