M. Barbara Stebnisky

M. Barbara Stebnisky

M. Barbara Stebnisky, age 93, of Albion passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at St. Vincent Health Center.  She was born on September 10, 1926 in Albion and lived at the same address her whole life.  She graduated from Albion High School and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1974 and her Master’s Degree in Education in 1979. She taught in the Northwestern School District for over 15 years, retiring in 1992.  She enjoyed all of her students over the years.  She was happily married for 53 years to the late Peter Stebnisky, whom she married on September 22, 1951 and the daughter of the late Henry A. and Jennie Maffett Engle.  Barb’s favorite thing was being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, James Engle, S/Sgt. Ralph (Rabbit) Engle, Bernard (Baggie) Engle, and Edward (Drupe) Engle and one niece Janice (Rippert) Nichter.  She is survived by one sister Matilda (Engle) Rippert (Ray Connor), son Carl (Kim) Stebnisky, daughter Linda Hites, grandchildren Christopher (Laura) Stebnisky, Karlie (Keith) Rapela, Caleb (Brittany) Hites, Griffin Hites, great granddaughters Evelyn Hites, Lily Rapela and Kennedy Rapela, nephews James (Betty) Engle, Dale (Gayle) Rippert, Ralph Engle, nieces Elaine (Jim) Yates, Jenna (Joe) Davis.  Also surviving are several great nieces and great nephews.  Barb enjoyed attending daily and weekend Mass at St. Lawrence Church in Albion and spending time with her close friends, Larry Hudacky, Rose Teed, Norma Jafko, and Barb Swanson who always got her out of the house.  She also enjoyed her long telephone conversations with her great niece Diane Hoffman.   She was avid bowler and bowled until she was 88.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. James Kennelley officiating.  Burial will follow in Albion Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at 180 E. State Street, Albion, PA, 16401, or the Albion Sportsmen’s Club Trout Raceway Fund, Albion, PA, 16401.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit matterafuneralhome.com


Left by  “Daniel Malena Jr.” on 03/24/2020

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mrs. Stebnisky always had a warm and welcoming heart every time I saw her. She will be truly missed.

Left by  “Barbara Hershelman” on 02/26/2020

So sorry for your loss may you find comfort in the memories you shared.

Left by  “Kim Pfister” on 02/20/2020

It was my pleasure to have met such a wonderful caring person. She was truly love by my family, “The Pfister’s from Florida” Rest In Peace Barb, go bowl with Janice!

Left by  “Terry (Workman) Burtt” on 02/17/2020

Such a kind, beautiful person. So very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. RIP Nan.

Left by  “John & Barbara Huya. ” on 02/17/2020

Barb was a very special friend and neighbor. We always enjoyed conversations with her. We will miss her . So very sorry for the family. She will be in my prayers.

Left by  “Dave and Cindy Grieshober” on 02/17/2020

Aunt Barb was sweet, loving and kind!! Always a favorite for sure, we will miss her bright , beautiful smile!! So very glad she lived such a long, beautiful and meaningful life! ?? Love you sweet angel, say “hello to Uncle Pete, Dad, and our family members there in heaven “. Sweet dreams....hfs4j

Left by  “Debbie Mukina ” on 02/16/2020

Linda , Caleb & Griffen
My thoughts and prayers are with you .
Cherish your memories of your Ma and Nan .
God bless you all .

Left by  “The Ballards” on 02/16/2020

Sorry for your loss. She was one of my favorite teachers at school never seen her mad always smiling. Prayers

Left by  “Linda Crosby” on 02/16/2020

My thoughts and prayers and with all of you.. Carl and Linda ...know how special moms are. Hugs

Left by  “Gary & Lisa Daugherty ” on 02/16/2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was such a sweet and kind person, and a wonderful teacher and colleague. We send our sincere condolences to all of you. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord give you His comfort and His peace.

Left by  “Paul, Iris Wolfe ” on 02/16/2020

Barb was a special person. She always had a smile. Everyone will miss Barb Stebnisky...Especially the Washington street crew... Shes in heaven with Pete .May she rest in peace... P. Wolfe , Kissimmee Florida....

Left by  “Ralph Engle” on 02/15/2020

She was a great aunt lot of great memories she be will be sadly missed..love you aunt Barb..

Left by  “Jennifer Butler Williams ” on 02/15/2020

She will be missed. Such a kind and wonderful teacher and friend.

Left by  “Stephanie Bright-Hosack ” on 02/15/2020

I am very sorry for your loss!

Left by  “Mary Ann Senyo Boury” on 02/15/2020

I remember so well, mom and dad taking us on a Sunday afternoon to visit my Godfather Pete and Barb and you 2 kids. They both were such caring, welcoming people. I will miss them both

Left by  “Roger and Kris Copeland ” on 02/15/2020

Our deepest sympathies and prayers

Left by  “Rob and Amy Hiles” on 02/15/2020

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Family.We met Barb thru our daughter Brittany and Son in Law Caleb.We are so blessed to have met Barb.She was always so Sweet and nice to talk to.Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time!

Left by  “Love, Diane” on 02/15/2020

My life was so much richer because of Aunt Barb. She opened her home to me and my family on all of my trips to PA and we enjoyed our time together. I will miss our phone calls and hearing her stories. My life has certainly been blessed to be part of the family.

Left by  “Julie Williamson ” on 02/15/2020

She was a great teacher and a great woman! May she Rest In Peace ??????????

Left by  “Lisa(Spaulding) Taylor” on 02/15/2020

Prayers ???????? and condolences from our family to yours.

Left by  “The Orsini’s ” on 02/15/2020

Our prayers and love to you all????????????

Left by  “Bob Wolfe” on 02/15/2020

So So Sorry to hear this! Prayers for the Family! Am Glad I got yo visit & spend time with Barb this past September when I was in town! Means the world to me!!

Left by  “Brad & Carole Miller” on 02/15/2020

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. This was one wonderful lady.

Left by  “Anna Sabol” on 02/15/2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have wonderful memories of her. Love to all

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