Barbara Moyseenko Smith, 84

July 18, 2010

JULY 16, 1926-JULY 16, 2010

Barbara Moyseenko Smith, 84, of 18008 Sand Wedge Drive in Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Paterson, N.J., died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

Born July 16, 1926, in Boehmfeld, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ottilia Schneider Schipper.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jakob P. Moyseenko, in 1969; and her second husband, Edward J. Smith Sr., in 1976.

She was employed by Sandvik Steel in New Jersey until her retirement.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She attended Williamsport United Methodist Church in Williamsport, Md.

She was a member of AARP.

She enjoyed many celebrations and gatherings with her close friends and family, enjoyed traveling and previously volunteered at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.


She is survived by one son, Alex M. Moyseenko and his wife, Debra (Teach) Moyseenko, of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Sheila Fransisco and her husband, Gene, of Boonton, N.J.; one sister, Ottilia Schipper of Paris, France; one grandson, Michael P. Moyseenko of Baltimore; and one granddaughter, Katie E. Moyseenko of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one son, Helmut P. Moyseenko; one stepson, Edward J. Smith Jr.; one sister, Scharlette Schipper; and four brothers, Michael Schipper, Joseph Schipper, Helmut Schipper and George Schipper.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, with Pastor Terri S. Cofiell officiating. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Spring Valley, N.Y.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4101 or Arthritis Foundation Research, ATTN: Michele Grimm, 71 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Herald-Mail Articles