Barbara R. LaForce (Resch)

barbara laforce (resch)

June 5, 1949 ~ October 20, 2017

Resided in: Rochester, New York

LaForce, Barbara R. (Resch) Rochester: Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 at age 68. Survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Ronald M. LaForce; her children, Mark (Liz) LaForce and Yvonne (Aaron) Lovenguth; her precious grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler; her mother, Madeline B. Resch; brothers & sister, Raymond A. (Mary Jane) Resch, Deborah M. Stanton, Douglas T. (Mary) Resch and Gary R. (Britton) Resch; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Richard and Donna LaForce, Roger and Donna LaForce, Roy and Mary Ann LaForce, Mary and David Johnson, Pattie and Ed Schultz; several nieces and nephews; loving family and dear friends. The family would like to recognize the kindness and compassion shown by the staff at Unity Hospital 4200 wing. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Barbara’s visitation will be held Monday, October 23rd 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 24th, 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Road. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood 100 Groton Parkway Rochester, NY 14623 in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit

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  1. Ron i am so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  2. Ron, Art & I are so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Did not know she was ill. We wish to extend our condolences to you and your family. May God welcome her into his arms. With deepest sympathy….Art & Juanita

  3. Ron, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Barb once (when I visited Rochester in 1990) but she made an impression on me. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  4. The family has another bright star shining down over us to protect us. Miss B will be missed but not forgotten.

  5. 36 years ago Barb welcomed me to the unique group of being a ‘LaForce Inlaw’
    I will always be grateful for her support and friendship.

  6. Dear Ron and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the passing of Barb.
    We were so surprised to hear the terrible news.
    I wish I could be there but unfortunately I am out of state this week..
    Rest assured you remain in our thoughts and we wish you peace in this time of reflection..

  7. I, and all of the Cardinal Mooney Class of 1967, am so sorry. We are thankful Barb was able to come to the 50th reunion last month. Barb will be very much missed by all who knew her.

  8. Ron and family, my sincere condolences. I remember baby sitting during during your bowling league! Barb will surely be missed and all my prayers and support and fond memories sent your way.

  9. Ron,
    I was shocked to get the news last week and am so sorry for you and your family. There is so much support available and wish there was more I could offer. All I can say is have faith and think of all the great times you had together. Feel free to call me if there’s any comfort I can offer. Rick

  10. Ron,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew you were concerned about her health, but had no idea, she would submit so soon. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your family and Barb’s Mom and siblings and the extended family. I’m glad that we had a brief time to visit at the Mooney reunion. As you know, she, Chuck and I were in the second tier of Resch grandchildren and we enjoyed a class of our own. She’ll be missed by so many. You are always welcomed in our home and if you want to get away, let us know. I’m sorry we can’t be with you and your family today. Love you, Joe & Alex

  11. Ron and Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of beautiful Barbara. We have so many wonderful memories of her that we will always hold in our hearts. Unfortunately, we were not able to attend our recent Cardinal Mooney reunion as I am undergoing cancer treatment. I would have loved to have seen her..
    You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nancy Koris

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