Barbara Josephine (Bova) Mears, 73, formerly of Brookline, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Barbara lived more than 50 years in Plum Borough and touched many lives with her activities in the YMCA, Plum Borough 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; and sister of Lois (Chuck) Snyder and the late Jack (Carol) Bova. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family were received last Sunday and Monday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL and CREMATION CENTER OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (one block east of Mosside Boulevard, Route 48). A Mass of Christian Burial was held last Tuesday in St. Januarius Church with Monsignor William Ogrodowski as celebrant. Interment followed at Plum Creek Cemetery. Corl Family Directors, 412-372-2100. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com
Published by Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Oct. 20, 2012.