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Barbara C. Malik

Born: Mon., Mar. 11, 1935
Died: Sat., Jun. 27, 2009

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Barbara C. Cavanaugh Malik, 74, of Scottdale, died unexpectedly, Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2009 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 11, 1935 in Oil City a daughter of the late Sheridan and Isabelle Thomas Cavanaugh. Barb was longtime member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale She was a member of the Scottdale Garden Club and for many years enjoyed working the Christmas Store in the Scottdale Bank and Trust. During the Vietnam War she was very involved in organizations trying to free the Prisoners Of War and finding those Missing In Action. Barb was one of the original founders and helped to erect the Scottdale Gazebo. Barbara was employed as a Nurse's Aide for Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant for many years and was involved educating those interested in the Medic Alert call button for the elderly. Barbara was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all she knew. Barbara 's Memories will forever remain in the hearts of her family, her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Robert G. Malik, whom she married May 21, 1954. Her four caring daughters: Susan L. Kelly and her husband David of Norvelt Chris A. Arrotti and her husband Thomas of Scottdale Marybeth Buckbee and her husband Douglas of Lake Orion, MI Tracy D. Snyder and her husband Randy of Scottdale Her Sister: Margaret Kirkpatrick of Oil City, Pa. Her four loving Grandchildren: David M. Ward and his wife Angela of Scottdale Mikaela E. Hixson of Scottdale Tanner B. Buckbee of Lake Orion, MI Sydney R. Snyder of Scottdale And her Great Grandson: Brody A. Ward of Scottdale In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her: Brother Sheridan Cavanaugh Barb's family will greet friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 W. Pittsburgh St. Scottdale Monday from 1 – 4 & 6 – 9PM. Parting Prayers will be recited in the Funeral Home Tuesday at 9:30AM followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in the Church Of St. John The Baptist, Scottdale, with herPastor, Rev. E. George Saletrik, as Celebrant. Committal Services and Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery. St. John's Ministry of Consolation will conduct a Prayer Service at 2 PM Monday in the Funeral Home. "Be still and know that I am God". To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send an online condolence or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com

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Patricia Woods
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
God bless you Mrs. Malik. You were such an important part of my life. I just can not find the words to say just how much you will be missed. Mr. Malik, Susie, Chris, Marybeth, Tracy, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Dave and Judy Hagerman
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
Maliks,
We lost a good neighbor and friend and we will greatly miss her. But we all have many many memories to cherish!
Love you guys
Dave, Judy Dan and Kev

Janine, Greg, Lauren, Lindsey & Sage
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
Malik family--
You are in our thoughts and prayers. The memory of Mrs. Malik will forever live on in our hearts. Find comfort in knowing that she is with God and watching over you all. We may have lost a neighbor and friend but heaven has gained the most beautiful angel!
God bless you all!

Dr. Joseph Dreliszak
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
Dear Friends,

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

May peace remain in your hearts. Love and Blessings from the school family of St. John the Baptist

Terri
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
Mr. Malik, Sue, Chris, MaryBeth, Tracy & Families
My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with all of you at this time. You have lost a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. May you find peace in this moment of sorrow. You are all in my prayers, may God bless you.

Michael Green
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
Danielle and I are so sad to hear that Mrs. Malik had passed. I always enjoyed speaking with her over the years and she was always such a happy person. She will be missed and you have our thoughts and prayers for your family. if there is anything we can do now or in the future please let us know. Michael and Danielle Green

Liz Keno Morris
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
Your Mom was sincere, beautiful, compassionate, loving and simply such a genuine human being. I will miss knowing her calm and smiling voice is just a phone call away... Your Mom was such a gift to us all. I believe she made everyone who knew her feel like a kindred spirit; I know that's how she made me feel and I will miss her. Our prayers are with you all, Liz, Eddie and Eli

Cindy Boley
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
A beautiful lady always with kind words and a grateful heart. You were a huge part of my childhood, and I am blessed to have known you. I find comfort in knowing that my Eron is with you, and you both will always be in my heart. Love Cindy and family

Barbara Hanna Hess
   Posted Sun June 28, 2009
I was a classmate with your mother. We enjoyed many classes and funtimes together. From the tributes to Barbara, it sounds as if she never changed. My sincere condolences.

Sharon Suter Browning
   Posted Mon June 29, 2009
Sue, So sorry about your mom's passing & that I am not able to pay my respects in person. She was a very sweet lady. Please extend my sympathy to your family.
Love, Sharon

Dr. Joseph Dreliszak
   Posted Mon June 29, 2009
Dear Friends,

Know that you remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Love and prayers from the School Family of St.John the Baptist

Jim DelVecchio
   Posted Mon June 29, 2009
Dear Bob and family, very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. I used to work with youBob at Bell Telephone in Uniontown and lived in Scottdale back in the 70's and 80's. Used to visit your bike shop. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Jim DelVecchio

Lynn nee Lolley and Gary McCaslin
   Posted Mon June 29, 2009
My mother, Janet Lolley, has told me so many stories about Barb that I feel like I knew her myself. She was a special woman and I know that you will miss her very much.
Your families are in my prayers,
Lynn

Cathy King-Anderson
   Posted Mon June 29, 2009
The Maliks,

Today... My heart is heavy,my eyes are teared, and my thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you...I am so sorry, and hope that all of you are doing well...

I love Ms Malik, she was like my 2nd Mom....All my great memories of her, I will hold very close to my heart...she was an amazing person...I have several letters and cards that she has written to me over the years, I will cherish , always...

Mr.Malik,Susan,Chris,Marybeth,Tracy...and children...I am so sorry for your loss...

If there is anything I can do, please dont hesitate to call....

This is something that Mrs. Malik used to write in all my cards, Im going to share it with you...

Friends are the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it's just enough to know they are standing by....Barb Malik

Always,
Mark,Cathy,Allison,and Zachary.

Lisa Bienia Leon
   Posted Mon June 29, 2009
I will always remember Barb as a very happy, friendly lady. I know she will be missed by many but her presence will always remain with us.
Love and Blessings,
Lisa Bienia Leon

Cassandra Burke
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
Chris-

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I love you,
Cassandra

MAAFS Exec Board and Meeting Planning Committee
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
Chris and the Malik Family-

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists MAAFS Executive Board and Meeting Planning Committee, we wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.

We are sorry that each of us cannot personally be with you at this time to pay our respects. Our thoughts are with you all.

Jessica / J.T. Sands Corp.
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
Tracy, Randy, Mikaela & Sydney,

Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories give you peace & comfort.

Wayne & Gretchen Roach
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
We were saddened to hear about Barb. We remember the good times we use to have.

Jeanne Lynn Kiss
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
My sincere sympathy to the entire Malik family! Mrs. Malik was always very warm and welcoming. I have fond memories of her and she was a great support when I was severely ill in the hospital, lovingly caring for me and seeing me through a very difficult time! God Bless! Jeanne Lynn Kiss

Terrie and Vince Apicella
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
Marybeth and Malik family, Our prayers and sympathy to all of you.

Kathy Morgan
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
Dear Maliks, God must of needed a special angel when he called Barb home. She was one of the most caring & sincere ladies that I've ever known. I find peace in knowing she will take my Eron under her wings and be the best heavenly mother to him. Love & Prayers to you all.

Jeanne Lynn Kiss
   Posted Tue June 30, 2009
To the Malik Family, My sincere sympathy for the passing of a wonderful person! Mrs. Malik was by my side and lovingly cared for me when I was severly ill and hospitalized. She holds a special place in my heart for her support during a difficult time! And, she will always be remembered as a warm and welcoming adult in my childhood. God Bless

barbara
   Posted Tue July 07, 2009
Tracy, Im sorry to hear about your mom. It is very difficult to be without your mother no matter how old we are. I know, too.
Barb Davis

Susan
   Posted Fri July 17, 2009
Dear Mom,

How I miss being able to walk in the house and hear you say "Hi Susie" and see you smile even though I knew you were in pain.
I know in my heart that you are in a much better place and the suffering has stopped and I am grateful for that. It is the selfish part of me that wants you back. Life will never be the same for any of us. I am finding comfort that you are with Grandma & Uncle Bud and the many others that have been waiting to see your smiling face again. I know I can't wait to see you again Mom. Until that day you will remain in my heart. I miss you and I love you.
Susan

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