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Barbara Ann John Richey

Barbara Ann John Richey

Nov 3, 1939 - Aug 13, 2022

Barbara Ann John Richey - Obituary


arbara Ann John Richey, 82, a 50-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Silver Spring, MD passed away peacefully on August 13, 2022. Barbara was born on November 3, 1939 in Kingwood, West Virginia to the late John B. and Philomena John. She was always proud of her West Virginia roots. Barbara earned a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Elementary Education and completed her Master's Degree from Bowie State University. Barbara retired from the Prince Georges County School system after 33 years of service. Teaching was Barbara's calling and she went on to be one of the Nations Outstanding Educators in 1976. After a successful career teaching and upon her husband Georges's death she successfully ran George's business East Coast Building Supply with their youngest daughter Kim. East Coast just completed their 42nd Anniversary. Barbara was proud of her Lebanese American heritage and her Maronite faith. One of the first parishioners at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. She enjoyed spending time at her second home in Atlantic City and formed many wonderful friendships. The greatest joy of Barbara's life was spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 34 years, George Richey and her wonderful son-in-law George Pavlidies She is survived by her beloved daughters, Marie Philomena Richey (Scott Siclari) of Hamilton, VA, Ann Margaret Richey Pavlidies of Davidsonville, MD and her husband, the late George Pavlidies and Kimberly Jean Richey of Edgewater, MD, and her cherished granddaughters Grace Ann Pavlidies and Georgette John Richey. Barbara took great pride in her close relationship with her siblings and they were lovingly referred to as the 7B's; the late William (Bill) John, Robert (Bob) John, Brenda Goletz, Barry John (Loree), Bernice Deem ( Bryan) and Bradly John. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Barbara's life on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 4 pm until 7 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 7142 Alaska Ave NW #7142, Washington, DC 20012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Lebanon, 7142 Alaska Ave NW #7142, Washington, DC 20012. Or online here