Donna Jean Barich

Donna Jean Barich, age 88 of Hamilton, Ohio passed away at Berkeley Square Nursing Home on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

She was born in Sykesville, Pennsylvania on February 12, 1933 to Alphonse DeChurch and Olga (Fedeli) DeChurch.

Donna was employed as a microbiologist for Proctor and Gamble for numerous years and for husband, Dr. Louis Barich for numerous years as well.

She attended St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church.

Donna enjoyed flying Cessna’s and helicopters, skiing, and playing tennis. Donna was an accomplished musician; and enjoyed photography and reading.

Donna is survived by two nieces, Denise (Joseph) Gugino and Doreen (John) DeSantis; a sister-in-law Doris DeChurch Makfuka; 4 great nieces; 4 great nephews; 3 great great nephews and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, Dr. Louis Barich; her parents; brother, William DeChurch; her nephew, William DeChurch Jr.; and great niece, Donna Gugino.

Friends will be received on Monday, November 29 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM in the chapel at St. Tobias Church in Brockway.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM with Msgr. Charles Kaza presiding.

Burial will follow in Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Sykesville, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gateway Humane Society 1211 Airport Road Falls Creek, PA 15840.

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