The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

February 8, 2014

Barbara J. Flickinger

St. Joseph member held Benemerenti Medal

- — Mrs. Flickinger was born March 18, 1936 in Sharon, the daughter of Michael and Nellie Shanley Antos.

A lifelong area resident, she graduated from Sharon High School in 1954. She also studied at Mercyhurst College in Erie and earned her Certification Degree in Religious Education.

She was an active member of St. Joseph Church in Sharon where in past years she had served as their religious education director. At one time she had been a volunteer at the Dwelling Place, House of Prayer, Sharon.

She was honored in 1994 by Blessed John Paul II with the Benemerenti  Medal, a medal instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832, and is conferred on those who have exhibited long and exceptional service to the Catholic Church.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who kept the faith and cherished her family, she will be sorely missed.

Her husband James C. Flickinger whom she married May 25, 1957, survives at home.

She is also survived by her three daughters, Joan L. Kerr and her husband Keith, Euclid, Ohio; Michelle M. Earnhardt and her husband Lee, Fowler, Ohio; Lisa L. Genaro and her husband Charles, Brunswick, Ohio;  two sons, Mark C. Flickinger and his wife Debbie, Rockledge, Fla.; and W. Jonathan Flickinger and his wife Valerie, Hermitage.

She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard Antos, Nazareth, Pa., and Kenneth Antos, Parma, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Karen J.  Redmond, a granddaughter, Kimberly Rachel Earnhardt, and an infant brother, Michael G. Antos.

FLICKINGER

Mrs. James C. (Barbara J.), 77, of Hermitage.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (2-10-14) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND  CREMATORY Inc. 1090 E. State St. Sharon.

Condolences can be sent to her family by visiting the website www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

Service: Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday (2-11-14) in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave. Sharon with the Rev. Glenn R. Whitman, pastor, as celebrant. A procession will leave for the church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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