Barbara A. Carr

August 10, 1942 - January 03, 2023

Visitation: Friday 3pm to 7pm with a Blessing Service at 6:30; Devlin Funeral Home, Inc. Ross Twp.

Barbara A. Carr, 80 years old, was called home to our Father on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 after a 5 month long battle.

Born August 10, 1942 to Stanley and Anne Sliwinski, Barb was known for her no-nonsense attitude, willingness to share her opinions and the occasional Polish saying thrown to add some spice.

Barb married her Trenton sweetheart, Robert Carr, June 1963, who preceded her in death in 1987. After starting their family in Chesterfield, NJ, they had a new work opportunity and moved to Pittsburgh in 1977. Together they raised two children, in McCandless Township where she was known for her fabulous Ladies Gourmet theme parties.

Although Barb graduated from Cathedral High School in June 1960, many came to know Barb when she returned to high school, North Allegheny School District, as a Media Technician / Stage Manager for 34 years. She thoroughly enjoyed her many nights working with students, staff and many volunteers putting together years of high school theatrics. She was always on the hunt for the perfectly themed outfit for opening night. The family joked she was the oldest senior that NA NEVER graduated.

In 1993, she was lucky to have met her dance partner, personal chauffeur and closest companion, Paul Coco. They enjoyed their weekends trips, flea marketing, and many concerts at the casinos.

Barb was the oldest of her siblings, Stanley Jr. Sliwinski (deceased), Dorothy Gaskill, Evelyn Sliwinski, and Thomas Sliwinski.

She was blessed to live within a few miles of her children and three+ grandchildren:
Her daughter, Cynthia (Carr) Winkles, son-in-law, Gregory Winkles (deceased), son, Robert Carr Jr. and her favorite daughter-in-law, Jenn Carr, her three grandchildren, Alexis Winkles, Noah Carr, Bailey Carr and future grandson by marriage, Sean Kalmeyer.

Since we count blessings in family members, Barb was blessed by her sister & brother-in-laws, Suzanne Carr (Thomas, deceased), Ronald & MaryAnn Carr, Patricia Walter (Bob, deceased), Kathleen & Pete Chamberlin, and Maureen & Arthur Cardinale (deceased) as well as their children and grandchildren and many nieces and nephews…so many blessings!!

Since her son, Rob coined the family phrase that we all use as goodbye, “SEE YA.. LOVE YA.. BYE”, it is only appropriate to bid farewell to the Polish Princess by saying “Do Zobaczenia!” which means “We will see you again soon!”

Friends received Friday 3 pm to 7 pm with a Blessing Service at 6:30 pm, at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills.

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  • Darla Carcia

    We lived across the street from Barb and Paul since 2004. She was a wonderful neighbor and we are deeply saddened to hear that she has pased. We always enjoyed chatting with her and we loved her wonderful sense of humor. She will certainly be missed.

  • Lisa Cardinale & Joe Cifelli

    Sending love and condolences to Aunt Barb’s entire extended family and friends. Her loss will be felt by many, but she is in the warm embrace of so many others who’ve gone before her and who have been missing her for a long time.

  • Ken Lager

    Anyone who knew me during my HS days knows what an impression Mrs. Carr made on me. It’s not overstating things to say without her influence, I would not be who I am today.

  • Angela Cardillo

    My deepest sympathies to the Carr family. Such fond memories working with her on stage performances and popping in to hang out in the AV office!!

  • Joy Kohl

    I remember being in AV club and hanging out with Mrs. Carr back in 9th and 10th grade. She was fun and I send my love to her family. Thanks for a place for us misfits to hang out!

  • Jennifer McCarthy Zollars

    Mrs. Carr was such a huge part of the successful musical productions at NA. I have many memories of being in her office for this that or the other thing leading up to the shows. Rest well, Mrs. Carr. From a former student 1993-1997

  • Doug Miller

    Thoughts are with the Carr family. She was always so nice and helpful when I was attending NA.

  • Victor Edwards

    Sending condolences and prayers to the whole family. I remember Mrs. Carr well from my time at North Allegheny.

  • Jane Sikora

    Barbara and I were friends since 7th grade. She was always supportive, thoughtful, and so much fun to be with. What a wonderful person she was! It is so hard to say goodbye to her.

  • Patricia Carr Walter

    Barbara and I attended the same beloved high school Cathedral High School but for a couple of years apart. Only later to welcome Barbara to the Carr family as my brother Bob’s fiancee and a year later to work together at a local bank.
    Barbara and I had a great friendship and many laughs. I will miss her but Brother Bob will welcome her home.


    With deepest sympathy, sending condolences, prayers and love to my long time friend Cindy and the whole family. Your Mom always brought joy, fun, and feistiness, and will be missed.

  • Kathleen Shoemake

    I remember your mom from the AV Dept. when I was going to North Allegheny and the many decades you (Cindy) and I have been friends. Sending you and your family my condolences and love.

  • Joseph Cardinale & Amir Baghery

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Aunt Barb. She will be missed, love to all of you!

  • Amanda Korponay

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to your whole family.


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