Barbara Kathleen Ringler Pietreface, 82 of Clarks Summit, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in July of 1937, she was the oldest child of the late Mildred and Frederick A. Ringler of Dunmore, PA. After graduating from Throop High School, she married William “Billy” Anthony Pietreface in 1956, who preceded her in death in November of 2009.
Barb was a strong willed, woman who raised 6 children and was an avid homemaker, gardener, and DIY remodeler who took exceptional care of her home and family. An outstanding cook and baker, she was known for her incredible homemade Christmas cookies and holiday meals.
She was of a selfless nature, putting other’s needs in front of her own and devoted endless time and energy to all - never hesitating to lend a hand whenever a family member or friend needed help. As busy as her life was, she never forgot a birthday or anniversary, and always sent a card or note. A true animal lover, she always had a feline companion or 2 at home to spoil, and graciously donated and supported the local animal shelter.
She was a long-time member of St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton and was an Avon representative for over 30 years.
Surviving are 5 children: Roberta L Rochedieu – Scranton; Deborah S. Pietreface - Port St Lucie, FL; Stephen W. Pietreface and partner Paul Schneider, Lawrence, Kansas; Scott A Pietreface - Wilkes Barre; Jason and wife Michelle Pietreface and daughters Lauren & Madison- Mt Cobb, and a grandson, Matthew P. Jellock, Dalton. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Diane Cogliette - Scranton, and Cheryl Sleboda - Riverside, CA as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Christopher M. Pietreface who passed away in November of 2007.
Interment will be at the discretion of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd. South Abington Township, Pa 18411