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Barbara Ann (Catalfu) Hoover

September 24, 1952 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 69)

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Barbara Ann Catalfu Hoover

Barb returned to the Lord on December 31, 2021. Barb passed peacefully in the morning and was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Joseph E. and Pauline Catalfu and her brother, Richard Catalfu.

Barb is survived by her husband of 51 years, Theodore Hoover, Sr.. He was her source of love and support throughout the years, especially during her final journey. They traveled for many years and raised their family together. They settled in the Erie area in 1988 and embraced the McKean township community.

Barb was a devout Catholic and found joy and connection at the St. Francis Xavier Church family. Both Barb and Ted were very dedicated to the church and participated in several ministries. Barb served as a religious education teacher, Eucharistic minister, and she helped with several church events.

Above all, Barb loved being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Christy Lee Hoover-Buzzard (Mike); and her son Theodore Hoover, Jr. (Nikki); and she is survived by her grandchildren, Courtney Buzzard, Courtney Hoover, Shane Hoover-Buzzard, Landon Hoover and Autumn Hoover. She loved to spend time and cherished moments with every one of them!

She is also survived by her sister, Gloria Himes (Chuck); her brother, Daniel Catalfu; her sister in-law, Shirley Wright Griebel; sister in-law, Rita Catalfu, and brother in-law, Ed Zacherl. As well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 8880 Main St., McKean, PA at 10 am.

Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barb’s name to the Parkinson’s Partners of Northwest PA, P.O. Box 10547, Erie, PA 16514. To send condolences please visit

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January 4, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
210 Erie Street
Edinboro, PA 16412

January 4, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
210 Erie Street
Edinboro, PA 16412

Mass of Christian Burial
January 5, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (PA)


Parkinson’s Partners of Northwest PA
P.O. Box 10547, Erie PA 16514
Tel: 1-814-899-3030

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