Barbara E. (Back) Village

October 11, 1961 - July 07, 2021

Visitation: Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial at our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Saturday 9:30 a.m.

Barbara E. Village
Age 59, of McCandless Twp., passed away on Wednesday July 7, 2021. After a long but courageous battle with multiple myeloma and recently acute leukemia. Barbara was born on October 11, 1961, daughter of Robert and Susan (Gore) Back. Beloved wife of Paul Village, whom she married on April 9, 1983; loving mother of Paul G. (Katie) Village; Nana of Finn Michael. Barbara is also survived by her siblings, Robert, and Brian Back, and Betsy (Troy) Litzenburg.

Barbara graduated High School in Sparta, N.J. and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Then went on to received her Associates degree from Allegheny County Community College and B.S. from Geneva College. She worked for many years in the Human Resource field, most recently with the Rand Corporation.

She enjoyed dining out, reading mystery novels and the annual vacation to Pensacola Beach, Florida. She also enjoyed her holiday trips to West Virginia to see her parents and siblings.

Her pride and joy however, was her grandson Finn. She treasured anytime spent with him and loved lavishing him with attention.

She approached the end of life with great courage and dignity. She confided to her husband that her biggest regret was that she would not be able to see Finn grow into a fine young man.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30m a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Barbara’s name to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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  • Mary Gore

    Will miss our Face Book conversations.. And exchang family phots nging camily news. Love you exc

    Love Mary Gore

  • Brian Back

    Oldest sibling of four. Big Sis to me! Loving, carrying to the end. Will remember you always. Until we meet again. Love always, your little brother…Brian.

  • Jen Pierson

    Dear Backs, Paul, P.G. and family,
    You have my deepest sympathies. ‘Bee’ was one of my best friends in high school. I will remember her fondly always. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Jen Pierson, Crested Butte, Colorado

  • Bobbi Landrock

    I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. In a way I feel like a huge coward because Debbie Best had posted about Barbara’s state of health and gave Barbara’s address to send cards to Barbara. I struggled with what to write to Barbara because it was so heartbreaking 💔 to me not to be able to write something encouraging to her. I had the same struggle when my sister Ginny had Cancer and was diagnosed terminal. It is not a lack of caring, it is more a state of numbness, shock, sadness and disbelief. We have lost so many people from our Class of ’79 that is unbelievable. Rest in peace Barbara. We all love you. God bless you and your family.

  • Bobbi Landrock

    Rest in Peace Barbara. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Astral Cambruzzi

    I am sad to learn this news today. Barb was such a warm hearted person. I remember her fondly. My condolences to her family. My God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • JoElla Besong

    I worked with Barb in the Benefit Office at RAND. She was the most pleasant person to work with. We would have lunch together every day when we would talk about our grandkids. She will be missed!

  • Diane McVicker

    So sorry to hear of her passing. I knew Barb when we both worked at Divine Providence Hospital many years ago.

  • Margie Hamberg

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Barbara. I graduated with Betsy and Brian. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Andrea Byrom, Coworker

    Soft-spoken, funny, kind and caring are how I’ll remember Barb. She already was and will continue to be missed from our Benefits team at RAND Corporation. We always enjoyed hearing about and seeing the latest pics of Finn. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Jamie loughry

    My deepest of condolences to Mr Village, Paul, Katie Finn and the rest of the family. You are all in my prayers.
    Sending my love.

  • Roberta Murdock

    I’m very sorry for your loss. 🙏

  • Dawn Edwards

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to Barb’s entire family. I was so sad to learn of her passing. She was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and worked with. She will be missed.

  • Amanda Alcorn

    I am so sorry to hear. My prayers are with you all. She will definetly be missed.

  • Martha Shoup

    Sending prayers for all who knew and loved her.

  • Lori Carnvale

    I was saddened to learn of Barb’s passing. She was a special colleague and will be truly missed.

  • Lori Carnvale

    My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • Tom Tierney

    Rest in peace my friend..may you find comfort on the next level

  • Bob Siragusa

    My condolences to family and friends!

  • Ronnie Quinn

    Prayers 🙏 So sorry for your loss 🙏

  • Sharon Finkle

    So sorry for your loss, may god bless you all


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