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In Memory of
Barbara Jean Reoch
June 4, 1940 - September 10, 2020

Service:
Monday, September 14, 2020

Interment:
Resurrection Cemetery

On September 10, 2020, Barbara (Barb) Jean Reoch of Westerville, Ohio passed away at the age of 80 years at St. Ann's Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Lawrence (Larry) Reoch; children: Patricia (John) Thomas, Joyce (Shawn) Richardson, Eileen Stischok; grandchildren: Gillian Thomas, MacKenna and Marissa Stischok, step grandchildren, Kyle and Wade Stischok; grand fur babies: Chip and Sophie. Barbara was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Bonanno; sisters: Joan and Marion Bonanno; fur babies: Fluffy, Daisy and Kerrick. Born in Passaic, New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she was the valedictorian of her high school class and began working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Manhattan, New York, after graduation from high school. She met the love of her life and best friend, Larry Reoch. They married in 1964. She was a 39-year resident of Westerville after moving to Ohio in 1981. She worked for and retired from the Ohio Education Association. She was very involved in her community as a volunteer. She volunteered for Nationwide Children's Hospital TWIG, the Westerville Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (WCPAAA), Community Auxiliary Resource Team (CART), Project Linus, and Inniswood Metro Gardens. Barbara was a woman of many passions. She loved sewing, gardening, and cooking, but most of all, she loved her family and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, Westerville. At the family's request, a private family service will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME. A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at a date and place yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

Condolences

Sarakinakis Family

Sep 11, 2020

 

Carol Merrill

Sep 11, 2020

 

Karl and Carol Hribar

Sep 12, 2020

We are so sad with the lost of Barbara. I will miss her kindness and all of the conversations that we have had over the years. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel and I know that she will be watching down upon all of her family. Barb we miss and love you!

 

Jane Kendall

Sep 12, 2020

 

Cindy Henson

Sep 12, 2020

Larry and family ...Barb was such a warm, caring person! I always had such a great time with her whenever I was around her! She will be missed. 🌷. My thoughts and prayers🙏🏼 are with you all!

 

Judy Hallman

Sep 12, 2020

I met Barb when I was in the Citizen's Police Academy class. She was such a dear. I loved being around her. She was also in CART which I had to drop out of due to breast cancer. I would run into her at the grocery and we would stand & talk till I thought my frozen foods would melt. Larry, I know you will miss as the rest of the family will, but she is in a better place, and you'll be together again in eternity. God Bless you and your family.

 

Sharon Novak

Sep 12, 2020

 

Arlin Pearson

Sep 12, 2020

I was so sad to hear about Barb's passing. She was energetic and put her many talents to good use by participating in many organizations. But the best thing about Barb was her friendly manner and her ability to put you at ease. Barb will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to all of you. Love, Arlin Pearson

 

Joyce & Shawn

Sep 12, 2020

Mom, We are sorry(so sorry) that you left your earthly home but are so happy (pleased) that you are in heaven and spending eternity not only with your family and relatives (and all our pups) but the angels and Jesus as well. What a place you are in!! And with no pain,at that! Enjoy yourself(you deserve it!) and say hello to Jesus. P.S. All of our Christmases were a blast from childhood on. Loved all our toys, the parties, staring up at the Christmas lights from inside the tree, and Fluffy eating the popcorn garland from the floor. God Bless you. Joyce, Shawn and our pups. Say hello to(take care of) Spencie, Derrick, and Cuddles. Tell them we love them very much and shall join them one day, along with Jesus and the angels as well. God Bless, Kisses(SWAK-sealed with a kiss) Joyce and Shawn

 

Joyce & Shawn

Sep 12, 2020

Mom, We are sorry(so sorry) that you left your earthly home but are so happy (pleased) that you are in heaven and spending eternity not only with your family and relatives (and all our pups) but the angels and Jesus as well. What a place you are in!! And with no pain,at that! Enjoy yourself(you deserve it!) and say hello to Jesus. P.S. All of our Christmases were a blast from childhood on. Loved all our toys, the parties, staring up at the Christmas lights from inside the tree, and Fluffy eating the popcorn garland from the floor. God Bless you. Joyce, Shawn and our pups. Say hello to(take care of) Spencie, Derrick, and Cuddles. Tell them we love them very much and shall join them one day, along with Jesus and the angels as well. God Bless, Kisses(SWAK-sealed with a kiss) Joyce and Shawn

 

Joyce & Shawn

Sep 12, 2020

Mom, We are sorry(so sorry) that you left your earthly home but are so happy (pleased) that you are in heaven and spending eternity not only with your family and relatives (and all our pups) but the angels and Jesus as well. What a place you are in!! And with no pain,at that! Enjoy yourself(you deserve it!) and say hello to Jesus. P.S. All of our Christmases were a blast from childhood on. Loved all our toys, the parties, staring up at the Christmas lights from inside the tree, and Fluffy eating the popcorn garland from the floor. God Bless you. Joyce, Shawn and our pups. Say hello to(take care of) Spencie, Derrick, and Cuddles. Tell them we love them very much and shall join them one day, along with Jesus and the angels as well. God Bless, Kisses(SWAK-sealed with a kiss) Joyce and Shawn

 

Gretchen Herr

Sep 13, 2020

I loved talking to her about Brooklyn where my family is also from. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers Gretchen

 

Frank Michell

Sep 13, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to Barb, Larry and to the Reoch family. Barb's passion for volunteering in our community was a motivation for us to volunteer for a variety of causes. We had the pleasure of attending Barb's and Larry's 50th wedding anniversary surprise party which was organized by their loving family. Living in Ohio for 39 years, Barb still kept her Brooklyn accent. We enjoyed talking with Barb and Larry about New York City and in particular Brooklyn (Frank went to college in Brooklyn and worked with Larry in Manhattan before moving to Ohio). God Bless. Frank and Nancy Michell

 

John and Linda Bokros

Sep 13, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. We both loved volunteering with Barb, she always kept us laughing. Barb has always served her communities ,it was her life. Barb left earth a better place, thank you for sharing her with us. RIP Barb and thank you for your service to the citizens of Westerville.

 

Bonnie McMurray

Sep 15, 2020

Barbara was a light shining in the Westerville office. I am sure you will miss her terribly.

 

Wade Stischok

Sep 15, 2020

Grandma, Growing up was simple with you. Could not ask for a more Caring, Loving, LOUD, Honda Fit driving grandma. 50% of my childhood was growing up in your house. All the summer days we stayed at your place while Mom and Dad went to work. You made sure we got breakfast as we sat at your kitchen table looking into the backyard watching the squirrel run across your fence and power lines, and of course lets not forget the small 19" box tv with Judge Judy playing in the corner. Grandma and Grandpa used to get these popsicles, orange cream (pretty sure they were grandpas favorites) but I remember always sneaking into the kitchen when they would go out back to do the gardening and grab 1 out of the freezer and hurry and run in the front yard behind the big Oak tree and eat it super fast. I remember you taking us to the Westerville recs center all the time. I remember you taking us to the Westerville wooden playground (kyle and I's favorite). To many memories and some of the best times of my life. Everyone knows the Big Christmas tree grandma put up in the front living room and the whole family getting together every Christmas, New years Thanksgiving, some birthday, sitting around the big table and eating some of the best meals made. All times that will be forever cherished and loved by all of us. Unfortunately the past 10 years I have not gotten to see Grandma much at all. I moved to Florida where I now have my beautiful wife and first born son that I am so saddened to say you never got to meet. I know that you will forever be looking over him and all of the family for that is just the loving and caring type of person you were. With all my love and heart fly high for you are now yet another beautiful angel that heaven has gained. In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

 

Roderick Clay

Sep 16, 2020

Barb was one of the nicest, sweetest, sharpest people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. I will miss her very much. My deepest condolences to Larry and all of her family.