Barbara Bair, 76, of the Philipsburg Towers, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Ridgeview Eldercare & Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville. Born June 16, 1943 in Philipsburg, she was a daughter of the late John M. & Evelyn E. (Fenton) Snyder. Barb was a 1961 graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola High School and had worked at the former Silco (Dollar General), General Cigar Factory and McTague Sewing Factory (Navasky’s). Barb attended the New Life Center, Philipsburg, and enjoyed painting ceramics, search-a-word puzzles, going on bus trips with the residents from the Towers, attending the Philipsburg Senior Center and spending time with her granddaughters. On November 18, 1972, she married John Novak, who passed away August 3, 1992. She later married David B. Bair on September 28, 1998 in Cumberland, MD; he preceded her in death on June 25, 2011. Her first husband, Michael Novak, preceded her in death in April 1991. Barb is survived by a son Michael A. Novak and his wife Denise of Philipsburg; a sister Janet Watson and her husband James of Hamburg, NY; 2 granddaughters Mychaela Knepp and her husband Benjamin and Danae Novak; and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents and three husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters Joan Bair and Carol Lawhead. A funeral service will be held at the Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home, Inc., 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg, on Friday, September 6 at 11am with Rev. John A. Snyder officiating. Barb will be laid to rest at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, September 5 from 6 until 8pm. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.dahlgren-spewock.com.
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