Barbara Delaney Ventar

Barbara Delaney Ventar, 70, a longtime resident of the Harbor, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, October 4, 2012. She was born in Teaneck, New Jersey on May 21, 1942, the daughter of Charles D. and Agnes (Mercer) Scherwitz. The family moved to upstate New York and Barbara later graduated from high school there.

She married Ron Delaney in Clarksburg, West Virginia in 1961, later divorcing in 1980. She then married Rodney P. Ventar, Jr. in Aberdeen on January 4, 1983. Mr. Ventar died here just a year ago on October 25, 2011.

Barbara had worked as a grocery clerk at Swanson’s for many years, retiring in 1996. She then worked part-time waitressing at the Blue Beacon in South Aberdeen until she fully retired in 2007.

She was an active member of the Harbor Calvary Chapel and its missions programs, and also was known for her cooking, especially her cheesecake. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and serving others however she could.

Barbara is survived by 5 sons, Ronald Delaney of Everett, Richard Delaney of Mt. Vernon, Ralph Delaney II of Aberdeen, Ron Ventar of Olympia and Robert Ventar of Aberdeen; 2 daughters, Jackqueline Delaney of Aurora, Colo. and Melinda Wells of Humble, Texas; 3 brothers, Lee Scherwitz of Michigan, Rick Scherewitz of New York and Art Scherwitz of Rhode Island; a sister, Janice Scherwitz; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Harbor Calvary Chapel, 108 S. “K’ St.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.