July 5, 2018

In Memoriam

Barbara Ann (Scullin) Rochford

12/28/1958 - 09/15/2019

Obituary for Barbara Ann (Scullin) Rochford

Barbara Ann Rochford of Berea, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Seidman Cancer Center while surrounded by love and care from family and friends.

Barb was born December 28, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, and resided with her family in Berea. Barb will be missed by so many with special considerations to her husband Patrick Rochford and her sons with their families Chris and Bronwyn (Garner) Rochford and Kevin, April (Campbell) and Ayrianna Rochford. The oldest of four siblings Barb will be missed by her brothers David (Amy) and Joe and sister Patty. Barb was a loving family member to many including several nieces and nephews. She has been reunited in heaven with her parents Jack Scullin and Vivian Ball.

Barb filled sixty years of life on this earth with more love, smiles, laughs and goodwill than many might be able to in sixty lifetimes. Barb’s hobbies included gardening, reading and congregating with her book club, driving along the lakeside in her red mustang convertible, serving the community and most of all she loved bringing people together through family game nights, holiday celebrations, vacations and any other way she could.

Barb truly shined when she was serving others. Barb was a highly involved member of the congregation of the United Methodist Church of Berea where she taught Sunday school, participated in youth work missions with her sons and husband, sang in the NEWSingers choir, and served as a Stephen Minister Leader. Before passing, Barb worked as the volunteer coordinator for Southwest General Hospice and was the We Honor Veterans program coordinator. Through its operation, Barb was heavily involved in serving through Southwest General’s home health care and free clinic.

Barb graduated from Berea High School in 1977 and went on to study education at Baldwin-Wallace College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s of science degree in education in 1981. While at Baldwin-Wallace, Barb was an active member of the Phi Mu sorority and a member of the Kappa Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society in education.

A celebration of Barb’s life will be held in the sanctuary at The United Methodist Church of Berea on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 3 PM. The church is located at 170 Seminary street in Berea Ohio 44017. Pastor Nathan Howe will be leading the service and there will be time to congregate with family and friends proceeding the service. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the leukemia and lymphoma society at donate.lls.org or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 6111 Oak Tree Blvd., Ste. 130, Independence, Ohio 44131

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