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Barbara (Shirey) Slusser

October 19, 1944 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 76)


Barbara (Shirey) Slusser, 76, of Kenhorst, PA passed away January 6, 2021 in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Port Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Victoria (Felker) Shirey. 

Barbara was married to Ronald Slusser, and together they shared 56 years of loving marriage.  She was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church.  Barbara worked as a Lab Technician for the Reading Hospital for 45 years before retiring.  She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, and bowling.  Barbara was an avid traveler.  There was nothing Barbara enjoyed more than long cruise trips with her husband, vacations with her grandchildren, or her yearly trips to see Mickey Mouse and her daughter in Disney World.  

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Ronald, and her children; Robin Weiss, wife of Bill, Susette Drogo, wife of Mike, and Shawn Slusser, husband of Heather.  Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Dylan, Aidan, Ana, and Sophia, as well as her siblings, Richard Shirey and Betsy Stephen.  Barbara is preceded in death by her two brothers, Sonny and Francis Shirey and her sister A. Berniece Shirey.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Barbara will be laid to rest in Berks County Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Barbara Slusser to Reading Hospital’s Hospice “Tower Health at Home” at  or 1170 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA 19610.  

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