Nora Jean Barber

Nora Jean Barber

October 18, 1958 - June 28, 2023

Nora Jean Barber

October 18, 1958 - June 28, 2023


Nora Jean Barber, 64, of Monaca, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Born October 18, 1958 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Stork) Barber.  Nora was a 1976 graduate of Center Area High School.  She began her career in 1986 working for the Beaver County Department of Public Works.   From there, she moved to the Clerk of Courts office and later held the position of secretary to Court Administrator, Joseph Cabraja.  During her tenure at the Beaver County Courthouse, she held the prestigious position of secretary to President Judge Robert C. Reed and then President Judge Robert E. Kunselman.  For the last 17 years, Nora served as secretary to Judge Deborah Kunselman.  She transitioned with Judge Kunselman to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2018.  Judge Debbie highly regarded Nora’s proofreading and shorthand skills and thought of her as a sister. Nora loved to play bingo with her good friend Rhonda and enjoyed tending to the many plants and flowers that landscaped her home.

She is survived by her cherished daughter and best friend, Phyllis Chirichetti; her loving companion of 37 years, Eric Goodwald; four sisters, Mary Ann Morgan, Betty Bick, Valerie (Bob) Saucerman and Trudy (John) Barton; a brother, James Barber and his significant other Cindy Wetzel; a cherished niece, Avalon Davis; numerous other nieces and nephews; and very special friend, George Zilk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Barber; and her former spouse, Gerald J. Chirichetti.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Any contributions to honor Nora’s legacy can be made to the Humane Society of Beaver County- 3394 Brodhead Rd, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Arrangements were handled by GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME-117

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6 responses to Nora Jean Barber

  1. We absolutely adored Aunt Nora 💔

  2. To the family and friends of Nora. The world lost a beautiful lady. On behalf of Station 24 Vanport township and as a friend you will be dearly missed. You were such a kind caring loving person that radiated. Everyone you met.. You will be so missed at our bingo and department. Everyone was in shock of hearing of your passing. God bless you always and your beautiful family.. you touch more people than you ever knew.

  3. David Hunter says:

    I will never forget the morning talks. Laughs in the courtroom. Your amazing smile. I know you will be a beautiful angel. You will be missed

  4. Dear Barber & Chirichetti Families,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Nora. She was a fantastic co-worker on the Superior Court of PA. May your fond memories of her provide you comfort in the days ahead.

    With deepest condolences,

    Kathleen Schaffer

  5. Eric, Phyllis and family,
    My sincere condolences and prayers at this difficult time.
    Nora was a bright light in the halls of the Court House and in so many lives. Her smile and hugs always made my day. She was a sister in Christ to me and many others; we are all grieving the loss, but know her smile shines bright and her laughter rings through Heaven! I so look forward to seeing her again and and getting another cherished hug. Thank you Jesus!

    Love, Prayers and Hugs,
    Denise Stewart

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