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Barbara Rose Mahoney Schwartz

Obituary for Barbara Rose Mahoney Schwartz

April 13, 1948 - October 6, 2017
| Age 69


Barbara Rose Mahoney Schwartz, age 69, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 6, 2017. She was born in Pottsville, PA on April 13, 1948 to the late Edmund and Rose (Devers) Mahoney. She is proceeded in death by her cherished husband Ronald J. Schwartz.

Barbara was the loving mother of Colleen Derfler (Kurt), Jennifer Woodson (Robert) and Ronald D. Schwartz (Kristy). She was the proud MomMom of Robert and Corey Woodson, Avery and Marie Schwartz, Jack and Sean Derfler.

She resided in Plymouth Meeting with her beloved soul mate of 24 years, Curtis Witman. Barbara is also survived by Curtis' children; Wendy Stapleton (Mike) and Derek Witman and their children, Jack and Ashley Stapleton and Nathan Witman.

She is also survived by siblings, Edmund Mahoney Jr., Margaret Mahoney, Joseph Mahoney, Mary Mahoney Holobetz (late John), Anne Mahoney Glose (Herb) and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barbara enjoyed a lengthy career as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals. She loved growing up in the Irish Valley of Heckscherville, PA, which required faithfully cheering on Notre Dame every Saturday. She also cherished summers at Long Beach Island and spending time with her family, especially her six grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to Barbara's Life Celebration at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike on Wednesday, October 11th from 9-10:15 AM followed by her Funeral Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord Church at 11 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Foundation would be appreciated,

To share a thought or memory of Barbara, please visit, 610-277-7000.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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