Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban, wife, mother, and business woman died peacefully on June 4 in Winter Park, Fl.
Known for her wry sense of humor, her generous heart, and quick wit, Barbara studied cosmetology alongside her husband, Bernard; and together they ran a salon in Moon Township, PA. For the past several decades she committed her time to running a business that provided services to senior care facilities. Her devotion to the compassionate care of the elderly was a strong focus in the later part of her life.
Mrs. Urban was an avid and accomplished golfer who loved the game and spent many years as an active member of Montour Heights Country Club, in Moon Township, PA, where she also dedicated her time to the Junior Golf Program. In 1989, she recorded a hole-in-one at the Grenelefe Golf Resort in Winter Haven, Fl.
Mrs. Urban was born January 19, 1943 in Sewickley, PA, to Michael and Anna (Barna) Galisin. Her father worked at the Pittsburgh Forgings Company and a later as a barber in Coraopolis. Her mother worked in retail and was a homemaker. Her father’s work as a barber influenced her decision to pursue cosmetology.
She is survived by her husband Bernard R. Urban; sons, Bernard M. Urban and Darrin J. Urban, his wife, Julie A. Urban; and her brother, Robert (Bob) Galisin, his wife Diane Galisin; aunt to Dana, Dawn, Diane, and Rob. She is preceded in death by her brother, Theodore (Teddy) Galisin; aunt to Carla and Michael.
Mrs. Urban was a lifelong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.
A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 5PM to 8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Where a memorial service will be held on Friday June 15 at 10AM. Committal and entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.