Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Barbara Vossler - Siemaszko

Wellsville, NY - Barbara Vossler - Siemaszko passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Manor Hills Assisted Living Residence at age 94.  Barbara Helen Marsh was born in Wellsville on October 28, 1924, the daughter of Grover and Louella (Willsey) Marsh.

Barbara graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1941. In July 1942 she married William R. "Bill" Vossler. The early years of their marriage were spent apart as Bill fulfilled his wartime duties overseas in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. Following Bill's return from the war, they resumed their life together in Wellsville. Their marriage was blessed with three children:  William Thomas "Tom" Vossler and wife Barbara (Stevens) of Gettysburg, PA; John Robert Vossler and wife Martha (Balcom) of Wellsville who survive her and daughter Suzanne Elaine Vossler who passed-away at an early age in 1961. In addition to Suzanne, Barbara was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Burton and Richard Marsh.

Barbara and Bill were married for forty-six years until Bill's early passing in July, 1988. Together, in addition to their two sons and daughters-in-law, their legacy includes four grandsons, one great grandson and f  our great granddaughters. 

While raising their children, Barbara's work career included employment in Wellsville at Rudolph's Jewelry Store, Hamilton's Shoe Store and Worthington / Turbodyne where she was secretary to the plant superintendent. During those years she was a member of the Wellsville Business and Professional Women's Club.  

In later years, Barbara's hobbies included gardening, crocheting afghans, word search puzzles and her most favored activity of playing golf at the Wellsville Country Club with her many friends and teammates. She was past president of the Wellsville Ladies Golf Association.

In October, 1996, Barbara married Henry Siemaszko to whom she was married for sixteen years until Henry's passing in 2013.  From that marriage, three step-children were added to her legacy: daughter Jacqueline (Jackie) and husband Jerry Cyphert of Wasilla, AL; daughter Susan and husband Skip Yale of Sebastian, FL and son Tony and wife Barbara of Fredericksburg, VA.  This marriage also blessed Barbara with four additional grandsons and two great grandsons. 

While living in Wellsville most of her life, Barbara spent several winters in Florida with husband Henry at their home in Daytona Beach, FL.  After Henry's passing, she spent nearly two years with Tom and Barbara at their Gettysburg farm. In January 2015 she returned to Wellsville taking residence in the Manor Hills Assisted Living Residence and the excellent care of the staff there and loving attention of her family until her passing. 

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. A celebration of life ceremony will follow at 3:00 pm in church with Rev. Bill Willson presiding. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Remembrance donations in Barbara's name may be sent to: First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

1 comment:

  1. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the Vossler families and Siemaszko families. Barbara Vossler was a beautiful person with a beautiful heart. When my brother and I were growing up, we spent much time at the Vossler residence on Brooklyn Ave, with Tom and John. I can say that Bill & Barbara Vossler were like second parents to my brother and me...just wonderful people to know and be around. Such wonderful memories of times past. May Barbara R.I.P. She will always be remembered and hold a special place in my heart.
    Walter D. Weirich, Jr., Glens Falls, NY. 3/19/19