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Barbara Savish Decker

August 23, 1942 - April 14, 2020

Barbara (Savish) Decker, age 77, of Moosic, passed away Tuesday evening at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, after an illness.
Born on August 23, 1942 and raised in Old Forge, Barbara was the daughter of the late Peter and Bertha (Jurnak) Savish and a graduate of Old Forge High School. Upon graduation she began work, establishing a dedicated lifetime work ethic which she still possessed until her untimely illness only two weeks ago. A longtime seamstress for the former Rohr Lingerie Company, upon its closing she then worked for Haddon Craftsmen. She was currently employed by Sovereign Commercial Cleaning Services, working at both Bank of America and Hampton Inn as a housekeeper. She was also a member of Saint Ann Basilica Parish, West Scranton.
Known as “Aunt Barb” to both family and friends alike, Barbara was a kind, caring and loving person who especially adored her nieces and nephews. A people person, Barbara’s ability to make friends wherever she was will never be forgotten. She loved talking, and would never pass up an opportunity for a good conversation.
She was a best friend to her sister, Mary; a faithful and loyal companion to Tom; and an adoring aunt. She loved vacationing with Tom, especially in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and enjoyed doing her yard work. She will certainly be missed.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Decker, with whom she resided; her nephew, Jim Decker and wife Dr. Maryann of Moosic; two great nieces and a great nephew, Makayla, Morgan and Jimmy, all of Moosic; and her companion of 44 years, Thomas Adrian of West Scranton.
An animal lover, Barbara was preceded in death by her cats, “Bonnie” and “Clyde.”
Her family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staffs of both Regional and Moses Taylor Hospitals, as well as Dr. Darlene Dunay, whom Barbara adored.
Funeral services from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge with burial at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Cemetery in Old Forge to follow will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to Tracey’s Hope Hospice and Animal Rescue c/o 113 Foote Avenue,
Duryea, PA 18642.