The Rev. Barbara E. Barlok

The Rev. Barbara E. Barlok

Passed on Saturday, 31 December 2022

The Rev. Barbara E. Barlok passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT.  Barbara is survived by her children Dodi Gidicsin and her husband Jim, Scott Barlok and his wife Jane, and Jeff Barlok and his wife Tracy; grandchildren Sara, Zachary, Katie, and Danny Barlok, Stephanie, Gregory, and Jenny Gidicsin.  She was predeceased by Ronald Barlok, her husband of 46 years.

Barbara was born in Cranford, NJ, the daughter of the late Milton and Dorothy (Vincentsen) Harris. She was raised and educated in Cranford, graduating from Cranford High School. She furthered her education by obtaining her Bachelors from Cedar Crest College and her Masters at Yale Divinity School.

A longtime resident of Cheshire, she was active in her community serving on the League of Women Voters as well as many terms on the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission.  She was the Executive Director for various non-profit organizations and served on the boards of the Connecticut Coalition on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, Sage Services, and Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers.

She enjoyed spending time at her home in Lake George with family and specifically hosting "Grandma Camp".

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11 am at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Dr. A gathering will follow in the Church Hall immediately following the service. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington, CT 06489. 

To read more please go to:  https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/hartfordcourant/name/barbara-barlok-obituary?id=38540379

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