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Barbara E. Gorza

June 1, 1944 - June 25, 2015

Barbara E. Gorza 71, of St.Clairsville, OH died Thursday June 25, 2015 at Park Health Center.

She was born June 1, 1944 at Martins Ferry, OH a daughter of the late William and Florence Bumgardner Richards.

Barbara was a former clerk for Loos Pharmacy, Catholic by  Faith , an avid bowler, and she loved polka dancing and traveling.

In addition to her parents Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Russell Richards, a brother in law Bob Davis and her  husband Joseph Gorza in 1998.

Surviving are her children Vicki (Bill) Nolte, St. Clairsville, Thomas Gorza, Blaine, OH, Joseph (Debbie) Gorza, Moyock, NC and Edward (Heidi) Gorza, St.Clairsville, her sister Nancy ( Tom) Collins, Lavergne, TN , sister-in-law Nancy Davis, Bridgeport, OH and sister-in-law Darlene Richards; ten grandchildren, Christian, TJ, Jayci, Jenna, Nick and Kate Gorza, Tyler Gray, Ryan Mazzulli, Tia Watson and Ryan Nolte and five great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 3-7 PM Sunday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory St.Clairsville where a vigil service will start at 6:45 PM.

Barbara’s funeral service will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Shannon officiating

Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Service Information

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm


Holly Memorial Gardens

P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916

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