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Barbara A. Moschella

Sept. 23, 1931 - Feb. 24, 2020

Barbara A. Moschella, 88, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. 

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles "Bud" McFarland and Dorothy (Confer) Rudasill. On May 21, 1960, she married Michael F. Moschella and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1987.

She is survived by two daughters: Doll (Bart) Kitt, with whom she resided, and Misty Moschella, both of Altoona; a stepson, Michael Moschella of Bear, Del.; three grandchildren: Justin (Kelly) Barr, Joshua Barr and Stefani (Christopher) McCarthy; four great-grandchildren: Isabelle McCarthy, Felicity Barr, Dominic McCarthy and Fiona Barr; many nieces and nephews; and dogs: Bailey and Brewster.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Michael Moschella; and two stepdaughters: Donna (Moschella) Harding and Peenie Ann (Moschella) Morgan.

Barb was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School. Her first job was at Puritan Dry Cleaning and she then worked for over 40 years at Sears Department Store. She was a treasurer of the Big A Booster Club and was an avid fan of Altoona High School football and basketball. For many years, she and her husband Mike would schedule buses to take parents and fans to the away games for Altoona High Football. She continued to do this even after her husband's passing.

A sincere thank you to her special friend and caretaker, Terri Yohn.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at the funeral home. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barb can be made to Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Drive Altoona, PA 16602.

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