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Obituary for Barbara H. Szarek (Hyer)

It is with great sadness, we share the passing of our mother, Barbara H. Szarek, 85, of Rockville, who passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born February 9, 1935 in Lisbon, ME to the late Harold and Agnes (Mazieke) Hyer. She worked as a hostess and for many years at Camp CONNRI in Ashford. She is survived by her children; Leonard Szarek, Cynthia Descheneaux and her husband Leonard, Robert Szarek and his wife Jane, and Deborah Yeager and her husband Thomas; her grandsons, Leonard Szarek III and his wife Christine, Leonard Descheneaux Jr. and his wife Heather, Thomas Descheneaux; her granddaughters, Kelly Stratman and her husband James, Lisa Miller and her husband Jerry and Amanda Galligan and her husband Sean; her great grandsons, Seth, Jakob,Dalton,Colin, Mason and Levi; her great granddaughter, Cassandra; her brother, Richard Hyer and her sister, Ruth Gall. She is predeceased by her grandson Christopher Szarek, her brother Harold Hyer, her long time companion, Arthur E. Jacobs and just recently by her daughter in law Maureen Szarek. Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, Rockville is in charge of arrangements. At Barbara’s request, all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. For online condolences please visit