Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Barbara J. Schiffert passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in Buffalo on December 2, 1951, she was the daughter of Shirley (nee Pauley) Averill of MA and the late William Averill. Barbara graduated with a bachelor's degree in humanities from Daemon College and her master's degree in reading from UB. She taught for 22 years at Niagara BOCES and later at Newfane Central School. She was a member of the Celtic Society and taught calligraphy at the Kenan Center. She enjoyed gardening, walking, reading, pottery and chair caning. Barb especially loved spending time with her family.
Besides her mother, Barb is survived by her husband of 41 years, Roger J. Schiffert, Jr. of Lockport; her sons, James W. Schiffert of Buffalo and Thomas A. (Doreen) Schiffert of Rochester; and her grandson, Kai Schiffert. Barb was the sister of Jean (Whitney) Abbott of Getzville, Patricia (William) Christiano of Avon, NY, Christine (Dave) Eichelberger, OH, Margaret (Paul) Wutz, NH, and John (Judy)Averill, Mary (Stuart) Averill and Elizabeth (Gary) Albert, all of MA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Barb was predeceased by her brother, William Averill.
Friends may call Tuesday 4 to 8 PM in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, Inc., 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094, would be appreciated by the family.
Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com for online condolences.