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Barbara Peshkin

1949 - 2016
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Barbara J. Peshkin
November 13, 1949 - October 20, 2016
Barbara J. Peshkin, 66, passed away on Thursday morning, October 20, 2016, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born November 13, 1949, in Flagstaff, AZ, she was the daughter of Therma Elise Holmes Strickler and the late John Raymond Strickler. Her beloved husband, Michael R. Peshkin, preceded her in death on June 29, 2015.
Barb was a 1967 graduate of North Hills High School in Pittsburgh. She then earned her B.S. degree in education from Edinboro University in 1971. Barb was employed as an art teacher at Tuscarora School District until her retirement in 2006 after 35 years of service. A master gardener, Barb was a member of the Chambersburg Garden Club and the Tuscarora Daffodil Society. She was also a member of SCA, Sheep to Shawl, and the Local Art Alliance. Barb was very active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 128 where she served on the Advancement Committee and the Cub Pack Committee. She was a gifted artist and was known for her illumination and calligraphy. She made many crafts such as handmade journals, note cards, and greeting cards. She even sold some of her work in local boutique shops. Barb also enjoyed scrapbooking and was affiliated with First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.
In addition to her mother, Barb is survived by her two sons, Ryan Nathaniel Peshkin (Lori Saylor) of Chambersburg, and David Alex Peshkin (Leah Summers) of Wells Tannery; three grandchildren, Karen Ann, Bradley Michael, and Raelynn Elise Peshkin; two brothers, Daniel Eric Strickler and wife, Joyce and Thomas William Strickler, both of Pittsburgh; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Toby and Gary Taylor of Chambersburg; and her nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, October 29, 2016, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Pastor Jane Nicholson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Barb's go fund me page, Condolences and memories may be shared on her Book of Memories page at
Published in Public Opinion on Oct. 22, 2016
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