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Barbara J. "Barb' Gordon

May 29, 1948 — March 1, 2024


Barbara J. “Barb” Gordon, 75, of Youngstown, died Friday evening, March 1st, at Hospice House in Poland. She was born May 29, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert and Theresa (Scanlon) Marshall Sr. 

Barb was a 1966 graduate of Chaney High School and worked as a Custodian for Youngstown City Schools for several years, retiring in 2005. She was the first female head custodian. 

Barb had many interests including cards and BINGO and she was an avid Steelers and Ohio State Buckeye fan. 

Barb is survived by her son James (Genene) Kelty of Austintown. She also leaves behind two siblings Robert Marshall Jr. and Catherine Bruger; two grandsons Kyle Sharisky and Martin Sharisky; a great granddaughter McKenna Sharisky and several nieces and nephews, including Bobbi Jean Shilling and Yolanda Marshall, who were very special to her. 

She was preceded in death by her husband William Gordon who passed away in 2002 and her parents. 

Barb’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Hospice House for the kind and compassion care she received. 

In accordance with Barb’s wishes there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit 

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