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March 9, 2013
The Times Observer

Aurletta A. Barbary, 93, a resident at Golden Living CenterKinzua, Warren, PA for the last 5 years, died on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 4, 1920, the oldest daughter and child of the late Andrew and Mary Kramer Kasper, she married Austin John Barbary, Sr., on November 9, 1942, was the mother of three children, Austin John Barbary, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Rollinsford, NH; the late Mary Linda Barbary, and the Rev. Sandra B. Kerner of Powhatan, VA, the grandmother of Kyle Barbary and Jenna Barbary; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, her husband, her soninlaw, Fr. Robert J. Kerner, her three sisters and two brothers. For the past 50 years she has lived in Warren County, retiring from GTE Sylvania after 20 years, in 1982. As a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Warren, she served as an Usher and Eucharistic Minister. She visited the sick and homebound, brought Holy Communion to many parishioners of the years and led Communion Services in the absence of a priest. Her spiritual life was deepened by participation in Cursillo and in the Spirit of Christ Charismatic Community. She was active in the Catholic Daughters of America, appointed to leadership positions as Regent, then district Deputy, and Grand Regent. Aurletta was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, serving a term as President. Cooking and gathering people together around good food was her passion, especially in retirement. She made many meals for the clergy and for parish receptions; her passion led her to initiate the ministry of providing meals for families after funerals and she chaired this effort many years. Aurletta will be remembered for her willingness to serve in whatever way she was called by God, in prayer and in action, and always with a loving, joyful spirit.



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