Barbara Harkins

Obituary of Barbara J. Harkins

Barbara J. Harkins, age 79, of Media, PA passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022. Born to Peter and Catherine Paltavanage Shapella in Pottsville, PA, Barbara has resided in Delaware County for the past 9 years, previously residing in Schuylkill County, PA. Barbara was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Charity Catholic Church, Brookhaven, PA and was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was active in the Fair Acres community and was on the Resident Council. In addition to her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her son, Joel Witkus, who died in 1971, and sister, Catherine Shapella. She is survived by her three children, Heidi (Robert) Goldberg; Hollye (Kirk) Mensch, and Todd Ramsdell, and three grandchildren, Thomas Vincent, Gianna Goldberg, and Savannah Witkus. Services and interment will remain private. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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