Barbara Ann Buck Grinnell


Barbara Ann Buck Grinnell, 78, passed away at Aristacare at Park Ave on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Barbara was born in McKeesport, PA on July 30, 1940 to Paul Buck and Mildred Tritica Buck.
She married Donald "Duck" A. Grinnell on July 2, 1960.
Surviving Barbara is her husband, Donald, and three children, Christine Vann and her husband, Richard of Meadville, PA, Jeffery Grinnell and his wife, Victoria of Fombell, PA, and Donald "Donie" Grinnell (Sandra) of Meadville, PA; three grandchildren, Brittany, Chase and Chayton Grinnell; one sister, Patricia "Trish" Marin of Meadville, PA; three brothers, Ronald Lovic of Springdale, PA, Paul Bartko (Lois) of Greensburg, PA and Bert Bartko (Laurie) of Wendel, PA; one half-sister, Deborah (Patrick) Monaghan of Florida; three stepsisters, Carol Lang of Oceanside, CA, Nancy Francisco (Jack) of LaMessa, CA and Sandy Paterick (Charles) of Jefferson Hills, PA; stepmother, Eleanor Buck of West Mifflin, PA; two sisters-in-law, June Hayes of Geneva and Barbara E Grinnell of Hadley, PA; and many nephews, nieces, great nephew and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Paul and Mildred; stepfather, Albert and grandparents and brother-in-law, John Marin.
Barb was a graduate of Conneaut Lake High School. She worked at her own beauty shop on Terrace Street, then for American Greeting Cards, Kmart and Crawford Central School District. She was an EMT with Vernon Central Fire Dept. and a lifetime member of Vernon Central. She belonged to Faith United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and helped with the music during the after school program on Wednesdays.
There will be a private funeral service and burial will take place at Geneva Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Faith United Methodist of Geneva, 15439 PA 285, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316 or Crawford County Hospice, 766 Liberty St., Meadville, PA.
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Mary and Bill Wiley
Jun 14, 2019
Duck and family we were sorry to hear about Barbs death but she is in peace now no more pain just remember the good times and her smile God Bless all of you.
Suzan (Miller) Moyers
Jun 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Prayers to Duck, Christine (😆), Jeff and Donnie. I still remember her teaching me how to properly use a party line. And the half door I could duck under. Her smile was always wide and genuine.
George Beal
Jun 14, 2019
Duck and Family, My sincere sympathy and condolences for your loss.. Her smile and laugh always lite up a room..
Judy Young
Jun 13, 2019
Dear Don and Family, so sorry to read of Barb's passing. I remember going to her shop as a little girl with my Mom, Marie McHenry and getting my hair cut. My favorite memory of Barb though was when you got married and she taught me the Mexican Hat Dance. She was a fun and loving person who will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Brenda Williams Rice
Jun 13, 2019
My deepest sympathy. Lots of hugs and prayers Don, Chrissy, Donnie, and Jeff. Barb was always a joy to be around. She will truly be missed. RIP Barb.
Wayne and Donna Shearer
Jun 13, 2019
Don and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
Wayne and Donna Shearer
Jun 13, 2019
Don and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
Tim Latta
Jun 13, 2019
Sorry for your loss prayers are with you!
Yvonne Hough Stewart
Jun 13, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss, May God help you and your family through this hard time. You are in my prayers.
fred hall
Jun 13, 2019
Very sad day when I heard,, God bless barbie , Don and all the family members She was a great lady..
Vance and Theresa Dempsey
Jun 13, 2019
Duckie, Jeff, Chrissy Donie and families,
We are saddened to hear the news of Barb's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor. We have so many wonderful memories. From EMT class with Vance to Election Day dinners and Bingo at VCHC. We will never forget her. Rest in Peace Barb.
DeeDee Buttray
Jun 13, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person
Jun 13, 2019
Barb always made me laugh, her smile lit up the room. I'll always remember our Amtrac excursion. My love goes out to all the family.Rest in peace, Barb.
Sylvia Reibel
Jun 13, 2019
Barb gave me my first haircut. She was the neighborhood mom that treated us all as her own. She was also the first responder on the day I needed one the most. RIP Barb, thank you for everything.
Jun 13, 2019
Sending all my love to everyone. I grew up hearing Aunt Barb’s laugh and seeing that amazing smile. She always had a sparkle in her eye and it warmed my heart. I will never forget the beautiful cake she made for my baby shower. It meant the world to me. You all have my heartfelt sympathy.
Shelly (Marin) Price
Jun 13, 2019
To my Aunt Barb, I will miss so many things about you; your smile, your joy, your kindness, your caring heart. You had such a fun spirit about you and always managed to light up a room. I will always remember your contagious laugh, I can still hear it.

You will be missed.
Fred and Jeanette Steiger
Jun 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael Grebiner
Jun 13, 2019
Donie, Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family!
Larry & Pat Conser
Jun 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss. She was a good person. We send our love and thoughts are with you.
Paula Stellato
Jun 12, 2019
Barb was the best. Sending love ❤️ and light 💡 to the whole family. I love you.all so much xo