Obituary of Barbara Podkalicki
Barbara Podkalicki, 62, of Jewett, New York passed away, March 18, 2021, with family surrounding her from near and far.
She was born to her late parents Daniella and Ludwik Zadzielski March 15,1959 in Brooklyn, New York. Barbara graduated from St. John’s Preparatory and received a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from John Jay College School of Criminal Justice.
She was married to Stanley Podkalicki in 1983. Barbara is survived by three children: Christina Scauzillo of Yorktown Heights, New York; Jonathan Podkalicki of Somerville, Massachusetts; and Jessica Podkalicki of Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is also survived by two grandchildren. Her husband remains in Jewett.
Barbara was a true Brooklyn woman through and through until she happily retired to her and her husband’s farm in upstate New York. She enjoyed caring for everything under the moon, including her chickens, bees, dogs, cats, and family members. On days off from caring for the farm and land, she enjoyed reading outside. She fought until the very end. Barbara will forever be with us, in our hearts, thoughts, and actions.
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A church memorial will be held in April 2021 TBD at St. Theresa’s in Windham, New York.
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