Barbara Anne (McGinty) Stawaisz

Born: Thu., Dec. 11, 1930
Died: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Location: Church of Notre Dame

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Barbara Anne (McGinty) Stawaisz, 86, of Simpsonville, SC, formerly of Hermitage, PA. passed peacefully on October 7th, 2017. She was a precious Mother to Robert, Susan and Patricia and a devoted wife to her husband, Michael, of 46 years.
A devout woman of the Roman Catholic faith, she served our Lord ministering to the sick and dying as a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years.
She was the loving daughter of Gertrude (Moran) McGinty and John Edward McGinty II and the only sister to her brothers, Robert and John.
She was a 1949 graduate of Sharon High School and a 1952 graduate of the Christian H. Buhl Hospital School of Nursing.
She married Michael A. Stawaisz, of Farrell, on October 9th, 1954 in Sharon. The couple made their home in Hermitage with their children.
Barbara derived great pleasure from the meaningful relationships that she developed throughout her lifetime. She leaves a treasured friend in Regina Donnelly while reuniting with her sister/friend, Jeanne McCullough, in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brother, Robert; husband, Michael; and son, Robert. She is survived by her two daughters, Susan and Patricia; her brother and his wife, John and Nina McGinty of Hermitage; a brother-in-law, Henry, and a sister-in-law, Gertrude, both of Farrell.
Calling hours will be held Thursday October 12th, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 13th, 2017 at 11:30 am in the Church of Notre Dame with the Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V., officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.
Interment will take place at St. Rose Mausoleum in Hermitage following Mass.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Church of Notre Dame 2325 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148, in memory of Barbara.
Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Richard Niemi
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
I worked with Michael at Westinghouse for many years and was friends with him until he passed. After I moved away from Hermitage and when I would come back for a visit we would get together for a few beers etc. Barbara, Bob, Susan and Patricia were always very nice when I was at their house. Great family.

fanny joanow
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Dear Patty & Sulsan my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your mom. She was a good friend. May she rest in peace now that she has been united with your dad and brother. She was such a great nurse but most of all a great person. May her memory be eternal.

Nancy Wilson
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
So very sorry to see your mother's passing. I have lots of happy memories from the salon and the neighborhood with Barb. Such a kind and gentle person, I know she will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies.

Bernie Harry
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
I was so sad to learn of the loss of Barbara. I tried my best to leave work for the service today but it just didn't work out. Patty, you and your Mother were always so very kind to me and in reading the obituary, I was surprised to see that John and Nina were family as well. I've known them for years, since my children attended St. Joes School. What a nice family you all are. My sincere sympathy to all of you.
I will miss getting her little notes which always made me feel so good.
With sympathy and Friendship,
Bernie Harry (Your hermitage Treasurer)

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