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Barbara A. Tarbay, of Sharon, passed away Saturday, (Feb. 10, 2018) in UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. She was 63.
Barb was born July 19, 1954, in Sharon, a daughter of Robert J. and Mary (Slivka) Wolfinger.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1972 graduate of Kennedy Christian High School, Hermitage.
Barb later graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing, New Castle, earning her registered hurse certification.
For the next 42 years, Barb worked at UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell, most recently as an I.V. Therapist.
Barb was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, and also the Sons of Italy, both Sharon.
She enjoyed being outdoors camping, gardening and having picnics. Barb was an exceptional baker and cook, and always prepared an overabundance of food, especially during the holidays. Her family will say that her "stuffing and stuffed cabbage will never be matched."
Above all, Barb loved spending time with her family, especially her two grandsons.
Her husband, Frank J. Tarbay, whom she married June 6, 1980, survives at home.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Rebecca (Brad) Vorp, Pittsburgh; a son, Matt (Lora) Tarbay, Hermitage; a sister, Janet Byers, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Robert Wolfinger, Pittsburgh; a sister-in-law, Mary Tarbay, Hermitage; and two grandsons, Matthew and Mason Tarbay.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara A., 63, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (2-14-18) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday (2-15-18) in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 370 Spruce Ave., Sharon, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on February 12, 2018
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