Barbara Santymire
1948 - 2020
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Barbara Santymire, 72, of Greensburg, previously of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Wilmington, Del., passed away early Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Greensburg Care Center in Greensburg. She was born March 25, 1948, in Morgantown, W.Va., the only child of the late Morton and Helen (Clem) Santymire. A graduate of Brandywine High School, she received her bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1981. She worked in several hospitals as well as private practices in her position as an echocardiographer: Veteran's Hospital, Del., Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Va., Allegheny General Hospital, Pa., West Penn Hospital, Pa., and West Allegheny Hospital, Pa. She was the mother of Helen Barbara Plummer, of Wilmington, Del., Joanne Kreinbrook (Eric), of Greensburg, Elizabeth Caldwell, of Fredericksburg, Va.; and Cynthia Krigbaum (Raleigh), of Marietta, Ohio; and proud grandmother of Hannah Grace, Gabriella Leigh, Anna Ruth, Caleb Morton, and Heidi Evelyn. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Greensburg Care Center and Grane Hospice for their outstanding compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the "Alliance Great Commission Fund, Memo: Roos Support," The Alliance, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. There will be no public visitations. A funeral service will be private for the family but will be streamed live and archived via the funeral home Facebook page at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment is private. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign the online guestbook, send condolences, or to share a story, please visit

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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