Barbara Grandone

Barbara Grandone, 97, of Benld, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 10 p.m., at Heritage Health of Gillespie. She was born Sept. 18, 1915, in Benld, to Steve and Barbara Novotanick Stik. She married Charles Grandone Nov. 25, 1936. He preceded her in death June 8, 1985.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one great-great-granddaughter, Carlie Halsne; two sisters, Ann Witkowski and Pauline Mattioda; and one brother, John Stik.

Barbara was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Patti (Jim) Halsne, of Santa Ana, Calif.; three grandsons, Jim Halsne, Mike (Mich) Halsne and Greg (Kathy) Halsne; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marge Furdech.

Public graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Benld Cemetery.

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Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Grandone