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Barbara H. Barr

July 8, 1944 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Barbara Barr Obituary

Barbara H. Barr, 79, of Austin, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023, at UPMC – Williamsport.  Barbara was born on July 8, 1944, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Cedric and Helen (Cooney) Crosby.  Barbara married George Barr on November 23, 1963, and celebrated 46 years of marriage until his passing on May 15, 2010. 

Barbara graduated from Austin High School, Class of 196­­­3 and worked many years for Emporium Specialist, Austin.  She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin, and a life member of the Austin-Costello Sportsman Club.  Barbara also loved bird watching. 

Barbara is survived by a daughter: Jan (Jim) Eckert of Bridgeville, DE; a son Chad (Deb) Barr of Austin; brothers: Terry (Ruth) Crosby of Austin; Bill Crosby of Austin; a sister: Connie (Joe) Clingan of Ohio; grandchildren: Chad Barr, Jr., Lacey (Jason) Russell, and Kelsey Eckert, step grandchildren: April, Beth, Sherri, Heather, Alli, and Megan Hudson, step great grandchildren: Ardell Hudson, and Evelyn George.  In addition to her husband and parents, Barbara was preceded in death by brothers: Clem and Hughie Crosby.

A private burial will be in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery.  Family suggest memorial contributions in Barbara’s name to be made to St. Bibiana Parish, 111 Germania St., Galeton, PA 16922.  The family has entrusted Barbara’s arrangements to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport. To share a memory or condolence visit

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