January 01, 1970
Barbara S. McFeeley
Age 76, of New Sewickley Twp., formerly of Cranberry Twp., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2023. Born January 1, 1947, daughter of the late Daniel and Melba (Fessenden) Kossler, and stepdaughter of the late Agnes Kossler. Beloved wife of John Paul McFeeley Sr.; loving mother of Heather (Paul) Sieber, and John Paul (Ashley) McFeeley Jr.; grandma of Rachel, Ava, and Scarlett; sister of Margaret Schlottman, Jo Ann Oechslein, Thomas Connelly, Mary Beth Hart, and the late Jean Sieber, Mary “Andy” Collins, and Daniel J. Kossler Jr.
She was a 1964 graduate of Langley High School and earned aB.S. in education from California State College in 1968. Following that, she earned a master’s degree as a reading specialist from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971. She began her career teaching in the Pittsburgh Public Schools before relocating to northern Virginia where she taught and eventually became an assistant principal for Fairfax County Public Schools. She returned to the Pittsburgh area in 1980 and substitute taught for the Seneca Valley School District. In the early 1980s, she took a brave step and changed careers to become a computer programmer and retired in 2017 as a business systems analyst for Morgan Worldwide. Never one to stop working completely, she also ran her own consulting company, BMC, as an analyst for a number of regional companies. She was an avid reader, a student of history, loved Broadway musicals and spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking meals for her family, whom she cherished.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Blessing Service will be held Thursday at 10:30 am at the funeral home, with Deacon Don Pepe officiating.
Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation, https://www.givetochildrens.org/donatechp3
So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I attended Langley with her sister, Mag, but lived across the alley from the Kossler family from the time I was 6 years old & knew them all, including their dog, Mugsy. Barb was a sweet, sometimes mischievious & fun-loving girl. I have happy memories of times spent with her & Mag in our old neighborhood.
I’m saddened to hear that Barbara has passed, as I heard through the Morgan contacts. I did quite a bit of travel with Barb to various sites, and she was always fun, and a joy to be around.
My condolences to the family.
I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your mother. It has been many years, but I’ll never forget her fun-loving personality from our childhood.
I was honored to know Barbara during her time at Morgan. May her powerful spirit live on in you and her grandchildren.
Sorry for loss. She was such a wonderful person.
Sending heartfelt condolences to Barb’s family. I worked with Barb at Morgan. We became fast friends. She was a natural teacher, mentor, and leader. She will be missed by many!
Barbara was my dear friend and I will miss her. She had a great deal to give to the world and gave it with all her heart. My deepest condolences to her family – she loved you so much.
McFeeley family Thank you for all the fond memories I have from my childhood with you all. Barbara was always a welcoming person who made you feel like a part if the family. I am very sorry for your loss.
To Barbara’s family…what a treasure you have and her light can never dim. She was a true teacher and life navigator who gave her best.
Jack and family,
I was sad to hear of Barbara’s passing, she was a nice person with a big heart she was always happy and could make you happy to be around her.
I will never forget her.
Ruby and Buster Frame
Extremely sad to hear of Barbara’s passing. I received word from the Morgan grapevine. I hired Barbara into the Morgan group (one of my best decisions). She was a joy to work with and always fun to be around.
Jack, my deepest condolences, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
To Jack, Heather, John Paul and all of Barb’s family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss! I’ve known her since I was a teenager, when her brother married my sister! I have so many fond memories of Barb. She was always laughing and making that laughter contagious. She loved her family and she will be greatly missed by everyone that has ever gotten to know her. May the love & memories you receive from friends and family during these difficult days help to fill your heart and carry you through the sorrow! Hugs from me to you!
Love to you all!
Bev & Rob