Barbara Jane (Trax) McCusker

June 19, 1940 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 79)


Barbara Jane McCusker, 79, of New Brighton, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 in her residence.

Born June 19, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John and Edna (Grazier) Trax.  Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Barbara loved golfing, bowling and spending time with her children and grandchildren at the beach.  She also loved spending time with her friends at the YMCA, and golfing with her friends from the Beaver Valley Power Station League.

She is survived by her loving husband, Paul McCusker; her children, Patrick (Rachel) McCusker, Daniel (Tracy) McCusker, and Stephanie (Robert) Brunn; 11 grandchildren, Lauren (Aaron) Schlothauer, Kelsey McCusker, Michelle (Joe) Carr, Kyle Reitz, Abby, Samuel, Matthew, William and Mitchell McCusker, and Vaunden and Carsen Brunn; two great-grandchildren, Lydia Carr and Benjamin Schlothauer; and a brother, John Trax.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Stahl.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 1pm until the time of a blessing service at 4pm in the Gabauer Funeral Home- 1133 Penn Avenue New Brighton  Deacon Harry DeNome will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Barbara’s name to the American Cancer Society,  320 Bilmar Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

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Time of Remembrance
March 7, 2020

1:00 PM
Penn Avenue New Brighton, Gabauer Funeral Home

March 7, 2020

4:00 PM
Penn Avenue New Brighton, Gabauer Funeral Home


American Cancer Society
320 Bilmore Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205

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