TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Barbara M. Walters, 88 of Transfer, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 20, 2021, in her home.
Mrs. Walters was born December 30, 1932, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Harry Melnek and Margaret Pago and was a graduate of Clarion High School.
She worked for National Fuel Company as a customer service representative, retiring after 25 years.
Barbara liked a good bargain and enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets. She and her husband were constant travelers, having gone to Germany, Kentucky and Arizona on several occasions. Family members raved about her cooking particularly her stuffed cabbage. She was a member of Sharon and Hermitage Baptist Churches where she was also a Sunday school teacher. Barbara loved knitting and gardening but most of all, enjoyed being with her grandkids, attending local fairs and being a spectator at a demolition derby.
She is survived by a son, Lloyd Walters of Sierra Vista, Arizona; a brother, Edward (Pat) Pago of Sligo, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, David Pinch of Transfer, Pennsylvania and Ted, Darcy and Becky Walters, all of Sierra Vista, Arizona; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Walters; daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Pinch; three sisters, Nancy Edwards, Veronica “Cookie” Young and Maryann “Skipper” Best; son-in-law, Robert H. Pinch, Sr. and a grandson, Robert Pinch II.
A private burial will be held in West Side Cemetery, South Pymatunig Township.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
A television tribute will air Thursday, November 25 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.