Barbara Schlasta, 83, of Palm Coast, FL, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Palm Coast, Florida on October 31, 2021.
Daughter of the late Samuel and Julia Zewan Schlasta, she was raised in South Gibson. She attended school in South Gibson and graduated high school from Mountain View Joint Schools, Harford, in May of 1956. Barbara’s first job out of high school was with Sperry Gyrosanpe, Glen Cove, Long Island, NY. She trained at Weaver Airline Personnel School and graduated in 1957 and immediately took a position with Trans World Airlines (TWA) in February 1957. Barbara loved her job with TWA and remained there until her retirement in October of 2000. Her 43 years with TWA took her to reside and work in several areas of the United States, starting in Indianapolis, Indiana; Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California and St. Louis, Missouri. Over her time at TWA Barbara held several positions including operations clerical, ticket counter agent, maintenance clerical, air freight agent and reservations agent.
Upon Barbara’s retirement she settled in Palm Coast, Florida to be near her sister Berniece where she built her dream home. Barbara will be remembered as a kind loving woman who was generous to many people and organizations.
She is survived by two nieces: Juliann Doyle, Browndale; Sandy Gaffrey of Bridgewater, NJ; two nephews: Jerry Nagoda, Browndale; Sam Nagoda, Union Dale; two great nephews: Shawn Nagoda, Browndale; Jerry Nagoda, Elmhurst; two great nieces: Faith Gaffrey and Grace Gaffrey both of Bridgewater, NJ. She is survived by many cousins and friends in the areas of Harford and Heart Lake. Barbara will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sisters: Vera Nagoda of Browndale; Berniece Caruso of Palm Coast, Florida; and a niece Teresa Pass Shay.
A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday May 14th at 9 am in St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.