Obituary of Alma M. Barth
Alma M. Barth, 96 years of Youngstown, NY, died peacefully on September 18, 2021, at Our Lady of Peace care facility, Lewiston, New York. Alma Barth was born in Bellwood, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1924, to Mabel and William Beichler. As a child she attended Sunday School at the Church of the Brethren in Bellwood. She graduated from Bellwood Antis High School in 1942. During WWII Alma worked at a Sylvania Electric Products factory in Altoona, PA. On July 14, 1943, she married Vinton R. Barth. Following the end of the second World War, Alma and her husband moved their young family to Niagara Falls, NY. In 1956, they built a home outside of Youngstown, NY, where they raised their family. She worked as wait staff at the Country Kernel Restaurant, the concession stands at the Ransomville Speedway, as well as babysitting. In addition, Alma attended Niagara Falls Adult Education programs in office work. Healthy for much of her life, in her last years, Alma struggled with the impact of memory loss. Alma was an active member of St John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Youngstown, the Youngstown Frontiersmen 4-H club and in later years, a frequent patron of the Youngstown Free Library, and the local OA group. She loved to read, sew, quilt, crochet and craft. She canned garden vegetables, and she loved to bake. Alma is survived by her sons, Robert (Billie) and David (Jackie), and daughters, Barbara and Kathryn, grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Alma is preceded in death by her husband Vinton, parents William and Mabel Beichler, her siblings (Wray Beichler, George Beichler, Ruth Barber, Mabel Beichler, Dorothea Burchill, Martha Beichler), and her daughter, Patricia Starks. The Funeral Service will be held at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport Street, Youngstown, NY, on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:00AM with The Rev. David Duke officiating. Burial will follow at Acacia Park. There will be no visitation. Burial arrangements are provided by Hardison Funeral Homes, Lewiston & Ransomville, NY. In lieu of flowers, Alma’s family asks that donations be made to: Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141 HART, Inc. (Home Assisted Referral Team), 505 Cayuga Drive, Lewiston, NY 14092 Our Lady of Peace, ATTN: Charitable Fund/Memory Care, 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY 14092 The family wishes to extend their gratitude to caregivers at home and at Our Lady of Peace for their care, as well as friends and neighbors of Alma.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alma Barth, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, October 9, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church, Youngstown, NY
420 Lockport St.
Youngstown, New York, United States