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Age 79, of Squirrel Hill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 with her family by her side. Barb loved her family fiercely. No goodbye went without tears in her eyes, even for a quick family dinner. She lived a beautiful life full of adventures with her loving husband of 60 years, Chuck. They passed this love of life on to their children and grandchildren. Attired in black leather, Barb motorcycled on the back of Chuck's Harley with friends all over the United States. With Chuck's passion, Barb learned to ski, bowl, ride bicycles (even though she was never thrilled about it) and swim in the ocean. Many days of joy were spent at Seven Springs with her family and friends. Their ski trips to Vail were a highlight of their year and she loved spending time with their friends. Barb is survived by her loving husband, Chuck; three daughters who loved her dearly, Becky Havyer (Brian), Caryn Miller (Alvin, IV) and Joni Ferrara (Joe), six amazing grandchildren that "Grandma" loved to spoil, Carly, Jenna, Rena, Casey, Alexander and Ryan as well as countless family and friends. Everyone who knew Barb loved her spirit and smile, including all of the dedicated nurses and doctors at Mercy Hospital who cared for her. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her. Services at Temple Ohav Shalom, 8400 Thompson Run Road, Allison Park on Friday at 11 a.m. NO Visitation prior to services. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Jewish Association on Aging, (, an agency that provided Barb and her family with quality, compassionate care and support this past year. Family and friends are invited to a Luncheon to join in celebrating Barb's life at The Chadwick in Wexford, PA at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., family owned and operated.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2019.
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December 24, 2019
To Chuck and family,
We are so sorry to hear about this. Just found out today. Barb was such a nice lady. Got to know her from our stay at 7 Springs. May God comfort your aching hearts, especially during the holidays. Hugs to you.

John and Debbie Blinkhorn
October 19, 2019
Goodbye dear friend. I will miss your chili parties at 7 Springs, our ski trips and your visits and most of all your sweet smile. You were always my first Xmas card. Rest in peace lovely lady.
Cathy and Ralph Sotak
Cathy and Ralph Sotak
September 20, 2019
Dear Chuck, Becky, Caryn, and Joni. I am so sad to hear of Barbara's passing. I have so many fond memories of her and of all of you!!! Sending love and hugs!

-Faith Moritz
September 18, 2019
Condolences to the entite Giffen family at this very sad time.

Diane Millet Gustavson
Diane Gustavson
September 13, 2019
Barbara was such a wonderful, kind person. We always had a great time of it when serving on the 14th Ward 24th Dist election board at Colfax School.

So many happy memories. God bless you Barbara. My most sincere sympathies to her family. Peace be with you.
Doug Shields
September 13, 2019
I loved Barb dearly. She was an amazing, kind, generous neighbor and friend. Love to Chuck and the whole family at this sad time. Barb will always be in my family's thoughts. Terri
Terri Glueck
September 12, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Barbara. Our heartfelt sympathies to Chuck and the Family. We're going to miss Barb's wonderful smile and upbeat personality.
Larry Savitz
September 12, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you and the family Chuck> She was special to us and we will miss her.

Joe and Rita DiFrancesco
Joe and Rita DiFrancesco
September 12, 2019
Our deepest sympathy Chuck to you and the family. She was special to us and we will miss her. All our Love.

Joe and Rita DiFrancesco
Joe and Rita DiFrancesco
September 12, 2019
Chuck and his girls.
I am saddened to hear of Barb's passing,
she was truly a special part of our family. Even though we didn't see each other often, she always held a special place in my heart. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am out of town and will not be able to be with you on Friday, but I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤
Randy Toomey
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