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Obituary of Barbara A. Singer

Barbara A. Singer

Allegany, NY     Barbara A. Singer, of 4040 Mediterranean Drive, passed away Sunday (December 15, 2019), after an extended stay in Ohio with her son and daughter-in-law Justin and Tiffany, in Madison.

Born May 13, 1946 in Jamestown, she was the daughter of Richard and Kathryn Merchant Fusco.  On August 26, 1967 at St. Peter and Paul Church in Jamestown, she married Gary E. Singer who predeceased her November 10, 2017.

Barbara was a graduate of Jamestown High School.  She joined Cutco March 8, 1990 as a part-time Receptionist/Secretary. Becoming a full-time employee in August of 1995, she worked in Human Resources for several years before joining Vector in January of 2000 as an Executive Assistant in the Marketing Department. After 25 years of service, Barb retired from Vector on March 8, 2005 and accepted a part-time roll in Cutco's Marketing Department where she was instrumental in developing and building the Cutco Kitchen blog where she shared her family recipes and passion for cooking. To her friends in the marketing department, she was known as "best dressed Barb Singer".

Outside the office, Barb enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, crafting, shopping, visiting with her sorority sisters, Buffalo Bills football and NASCAR racing. She loved decorating for the holidays, especially her favorite holiday, Christmas.

Surviving are 3 children Joelle Singer of Buffalo, Mark Singer of Highlands Ranch, CO and Justin (Tiffany) Singer of Madison, OH; 2 grandchildren Mackenzie and Cole; 1 niece Jennifer Fusco and her son Preston; 1 nephew Richard Fusco and a sister-in-law Janet Fusco of Jamestown.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, and a brother Jim Fusco on January 23, 2019.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from noon to 2pm and 6-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  A prayer service will be held Thursday (December 19, 2019) at 9:30am in the funeral home.  Due to renovations at St. Bonaventure Church, a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00am in St. John's Church, with Rev. James Vacco, OFM, as the celebrant. Following the mass, there will be a luncheon at The Hall, 80 North 4th Street in Allegany .  All are invited.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St. Erie, PA 16505.
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