The Life of Barbara J Gentile

Barbara J. Gentile,60, of Pottsville passed into our Lord’s Hands on Monday at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Vincent A. and Helen Gentile.

A graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, class of 1978.  She also graduated in 1980 from Central Penn College with a degree in Accounting.  While at Central Penn College, she did an internship at Central Pennsylvania Heart Association in Harrisburg, PA as a bookkeeper.  She also received a degree in computers from Schuylkill Institute of Business and Technology in 2001.

She was formerly employed at Bon-Ton, Union Bank and Trust Company and retired from Ariela-Alpha International.

Barbara’s hobbies included walking, reading, and collecting key chains.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a nephew David.

Barbara is survived by two brothers; John and Vincent, and three sisters; Theresa Chapman, wife of Michael, Christine, and Kathryn Carroll, wife of Michael, along with nieces and nephews.

A heartfelt debt of gratitude goes to her sister, Christine, for being her faithful and constant helper and best friend, being with Barb at doctor’s appointments, sitting with her through chemo, and doing housework when Barb was too sick to do it.

Barb was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Pottsville, where for a short time she was a Eucharistic Minister.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that remembrances and donations be sent to Hillside SPCA or the Pottsville Free Public Library.

Services have been entrusted to Grabowski Funeral Home and will be private at the convenience of the family.  Internment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park.

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