Stephanie S. Barker

stephanie s. barker
GREECE: Thursday, September 25, 2008. Predeceased by her mother, Margaret Sawyko. Survived by her loving husband, Robert W. Barker, her father, Leo T. Sawyko; her daughters and sons-in-law, Bridget & Michael DelPlato, Barbara, Paula and Anne Barker, Mary & Michael Steblein; 2 granddaughters, Sophia and Danielle DelPlato; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon & Anne, Theodore, Paul & Mary Jo Sawyko; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her dear friend, Buddy. Stephanie was an employee of St. Pius X Federal Credit Union for 13 years. Friends may call Sunday, 1-4 and 7-9 at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make contributions to Strong Memorial Hospital, ICU Dept. 601 elmwood Ave, 14642.

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  1. Barb and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

  2. Bridget, Sophia, Danielle & Family,

    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. Please know that all of us at HFS are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

    Mr. Rob

  3. Dear ‘Barker Family’ & Friends,
    We are very sad to hear the news. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow and we send our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    The Delles Family

  4. Dear Mr. Barker, Barbara and Family –
    Although we’ve been friends of Barb’s for 22 years, we’d never met Stephanie until this past summer. But it was surely worth the wait. What a wonderful lady – a joy to spend time with. We treasure those few special days —
    Much love and many prayers,
    Joe, Mary Ann and Matthew

  5. Dear Paula and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. love- Keith, Marlene and Megan Christopher

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. I first met Stephanie when her family moved to Latta Rd. when we were in third grade. We stayed good friends all thru high school & college. I remember many fun times spent at the Latta Rd. homestead. Most recently, I spent a wonderful evening with her & friends at our 45th Nazareth College reunion. My thoughts & prayers go to her family.

    Margaret Begley Vachher

  7. I share with her Nazareth College classmates in sending condolences to the Barker Family. I’m sure those of us who knew Stephanie well have special memories of our college days together.

  8. My 13 years of working with Stephanie have a lot of memories. She taught me a lot about business and life in general. She has been a great memtor. I have enjoyed getting to know her family and freinds. I will miss her every morning when she use to open the door for me and say ‘Good Morning’ She will be very missed at the CU. Greg and I will be praying for you Bob and the whole family. Take care of Buddy for her. Our Love prayes and blessings on the family

  9. My grandmother, Stella Zaraecki and ‘Uncle Leo’ were cousins (we think). At any rate, one of my fondest memories as a child was venturing out to the country to visit the Sawykos on Latta Rd. I was an only child and therefore looked forward to a family of four kids and all the neat projects and/or adventures they were into. But I especially remember Stephanie and how she took me under her wing since her brothers were mostly into boy stuff. I never forgot the huge piano that sat in their living room, right there in the corner to the right by the front windows. And Stephanie would actually play that piano. How I wished I had a piano like that and could actually play. We would do girl stuff and sometimes I got to sleep over. She was always kind to me. She seemed to always be smiling. I grew to admire Stephanie and therefore asked her be my sponsor for Conformation. Why did I never tell her these memories? Why didn’t we get together more often? Love, Stella

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We were very happy that we got to visit with Stephanie last year on our visits back to Rochester.
    Dennis and Joyce Noble

  11. To Paula and your family,
    Please know that we are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. We feel lucky to have met her this summer and know she took great care of you and was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Michelle, Meghan, Shannon, Sean and John

  12. Uncle Bob’, Bridget, Barb, Paula, Anne, and Mary
    I am so sorry to hear of ‘Aunt’ Stephanie’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you and your family.
    Amy Mohr

  13. Uncle Bob, Bridget, Barb, Paula, Anne, and Mary, just a little note to let you know we are all thinking of you today on Aunt Stephanie’s Birthday. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Love always, Dave, Mary, Kate and Ellie

  14. We are so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Barker’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  15. We’re sorry we couldn’t attend the services. Mary & Mike and the rest of the Barker family, we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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