FLORAK, Barbara A. of Steubenville, OH., passed away of heart failure on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
She was born December 8, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late John Bartell and Helen Cagney Bartell.
She was the beloved wife of 46 years and survived by husband, Dr. Edward L. Florak; she was a very loving mother of three sons, Michael E. of Steubenville, Mark E. (Andrea) of Marietta, GA, and Timothy E. of Columbus, OH; dearest grandmother of Alexander J. and Clara K.; sister of Robert (Mary Margaret) Bartell of Pittsburgh, and proud aunt of Robert and Christopher Bartell.
Barb was also a wonderful caregiver to her family and dogs, an excellent cook, an avid bridge player, enjoyed arts and crafts, bowling, and attending her sons' ballgames. She was a kind and thoughtful friend to many, particularly her friends from childhood with whom she graduated from Holy Innocents High School in Pittsburgh.
She attended Duquesne University for one year. She worked in Steubenville as an office manager for Kelyn, Inc. for nearly 25 years. Later, she became president of Martha Manor for three terms. She served her family and community as a Cub Scout Den Mother, a CCHS Football Mother, a member of Daisy Twig, and the Aquinas Elementary School Board. She was a faithful member of St. Pius and Holy Family parishes.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral liturgy with Mass 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church with Msgr. Gerald E. Calovini officiating. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Vigil service 7:45 p.m. Saturday
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions are made to Martha Manor, 408 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, OH 43952.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com