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Barbara J. Greczek

July 25, 1943 July 4, 2021
Barbara J. Greczek
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Obituary for Barbara J. Greczek

On Sunday evening, July 4, 2021, our beloved wife and mom entered eternal rest. Lovingly known to many as “Babs," Barb was born July 25, 1943, in Beaverdale, the second of six daughters to Leo and Rebecca (Bowser) Bastian. Barb was a 1961 graduate of Beaverdale/Wilmore High School and was instrumental in planning many of their class reunions. Barb’s career spanned from Best Form, Bally, and Cambria Residential Services, but her favorite job was being a stay-at-home Mom to Carri during her childhood years. On April 27, 1974, Barb married the love of her life, Rich Greczek, in St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church in Wilmore. Barb and Rich were blessed with 47 years of marriage, living all of them in their beloved home on Hemlock Drive, where their door was always open and all were welcome. Barb and Rich are the proud and loving parents of their daughter Carri and husband Steve Platt, who they consider to be the son they never had. Along with her parents, Barb is joined in heaven by her sister Kathy Merrill, father-in-Law Alvin Greczek, mother-in-Law Josephine (Bentkowski) Greczek, brothers-in-law Ron Kehn, Paul Redfern, and Ronald Greczek, sister-in-law Irene (Boland) Greczek, and niece, Reyanah Shaw. Barb was the cherished sister of Pat Kehn, Wilmore; Karen “Teddie” (David) Shock, Richmond, KY; Vici Shaw, Salix; and Ginger Stephens, Wilmore. Devoted sister-in-law of Darrell Merrill, North Royalton, OH; James and Carole Greczek, Williamstown, NJ; and Joanne Redfern, Portage. Barb held a special place in her heart for her dear neighbors Ray, Mary, Marla (Nesbella) Sanders and Ryan Myher and family. Also cherishing Barb’s memory are her many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors. Barb, along with Rich, enjoyed the simple things in life: bus trips to her favorite casinos, long Sunday drives, her favorite nightly ritual of playing on her iPad, eating frozen yogurt, and watching The Price is Right. But above all else, Barb enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family. Barb is a former member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Portage and a current member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Portage. The Greczek family warmly welcomes all family, friends, and neighbors to Barb’s viewing from 2-4 and 6-8, Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 532 Main Street, Portage. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 509 Caldwell Avenue, Portage, PA, at 11 AM on Friday, July 9, 2021, Father Thomas Stabile, Celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery, Wilmore.

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Visitation

Thursday

8

Jul

2:00 PM 7/8/2021 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7/8/2021 4:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

8

Jul

6:00 PM 7/8/2021 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/8/2021 8:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Service

Friday

9

Jul

11:00 AM 7/9/2021 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/9/2021 12:00:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

509 Caldwell Avenue
Portage, PA 15946

Holy Family Catholic Church
509 Caldwell Avenue Portage 15946 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Wilmore, PA 15962

Cemetery Road Wilmore 15962 PA
United States
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