BOARDMAN, Ohio – Barbara J. Chichak went to heaven to be with her Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017. She was at her home, surrounded by her loving children.
Barbara was born November 27, 1945, in Akron, Ohio, to William G. and Mildred Emch Bell.
Growing up in Boardman, she attended Boardman Schools and graduated from Boardman High School.
She was employed by Erie Lackawanna Railroad for many years as a secretary. After retirement from the railroad, Barbara worked as a medical receptionist.
Barbara dedicated her life to Christ. Her faith was the foundation on which she raised her family. She was proud to have instilled her beliefs in her children.
Barbara was a member of Greater Life Church in Boardman. She loved music, singing in the choir, growing flowers, and giving gifts to others. he especially treasured spending time with her grandchildren, friends, and family.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Amy Chichak of Boardman; her son, Dr. Michael (Kelly) Chichak of Canfield; her sister, Joanne (Kenneth) Ahlquist of Canfield; brothers, Richard (Jeri) Bell of Poland and David (Teresa) Bell of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Grant, Carter, and Joy; her nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Greater Life Church. Checks can be memoed toward Barbara Chichak Memorial and can be sent to Greater Life Church, P.O. Box 3122, Boardman, Ohio 44513.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Greenford Christian Church, 11767 Lisbon Rd., Greenford, Ohio 44422, with a memorial service to follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio, 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, January 11 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.