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Barbara Scarff

  • On May 15, 2020

Barbara Scarff, age 78 or Pittsburgh, PA passed away on May 14, 2020. Born on September 18, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Bessie Bradley. Loving life partner Ken Smith. Loving mother of Cheryl DeChicchis, Rick (Ricki) DeChicchis, Brian (Aurora) DeChicchis, Paul (Debbie) DeChicchis, Rebecca (James) Lyda. Cherished grandmother of Melissa (Yoshi) Henderson, Tom Verscharen, Rick (Anderson) DeChicchis, Sarah Hanzel, Matt DeChicchis, Zachary DeChicchis, Nick DeChicchis. Jake DeChicchis, Jonathan DeChicchis, Josh Lyda and Abby Lyda. Dear great-grandmother of Ari Henderson, Sophia Henderson, Isla Hanzel, Leo Hanzel, Hudson Hanzel, and Liam DeChicchis. Loving sister to Tom Bradley, Art (the late Kay) Bradley, Dolores (Joe) Hughes, Jack Bradley and Bill (Tina) Bradley. Barb was preceded in death by her daughter Cynthia DeChicchis and sister Betty Laughlin.

Barb worked very hard through many obstacles in her early life and career and was blessed to be able to retire early with the love her life, Ken. Barbie and Ken enjoyed building their little piece of heaven at Big Bear Lake which became home. They traveled all over the United States and found a winter getaway in Arizona. Many friends and memories were made! She loved being active. She loved dancing, swimming, hiking and bike riding. In her later years, she and Ken found their way back to Pittsburgh and embraced their family. She is the foundation of our family and will be forever missed and forever loved.

Sadly, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that only her family and close friends come to pay their respects on Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 12 PM – 3 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Cathy Click
  • May 15 2020
I will miss her dearly. She is now at peace and pain free
Stephanie Gorman
  • May 15 2020
Barb will be missed greatly and I’m glad she had an opportunity to meet her great-granddaughter. I’ll remember all the great conversations we had and the amazing advice she always gave me. Miss you!
Heather Orpel
  • May 15 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for you all! She was a wonderful woman and I’m sure will be missed by many! I have many fond memories of her when spending time with Becci! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God bring you comfort and peace.
Debbie Dechicchis
  • May 15 2020
My mother in law was an amazing woman. She was strong and so full of life. She saw things for what they were and dealt with them head on. She loved the simple pleasures in life.....a good dance, a drink and laughs with her family and friends. She had a lot of family...children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...and she never left anyone out....ever. She shared her heart with each one, always making you feel special. She was a special lady who lived life with humility and integrity. She brought many great memories into our lives....and we will hold those dearly in our thoughts and we will hold her love in our hearts forever. Love, Debbie, Paul, Jake ans Jonathan DeChicchis
Dennis and Carolyn McCleary
  • May 16 2020
Dear Ken and Family. Barbara was a beautiful, loving and classy lady. She always made you feel special. We will always remember her for her kindness, sincerity and beautiful smile. So many wonderful memories at Big Bear with Barbara and Ken. She will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.
Christine Tutton
  • May 19 2020
Becky, Jim, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Take care. Hugs from afar!