The Rev. Fay Arlene Barca, 83, of Sharpsville, passed away on Thursday Dec. 28, 2017, at her home in Sharpsville, following an extended illness.
Fay was born on July 21, 1934, to Earnest and Molly (Dameron) Roberts in Sharpsville. She graduated from Sharpsville High School, Class of 1952, and Slippery Rock University. Before attending seminary, she worked for Cusick, Madden, Joyce and McKay and for Peter J. Schmitt. She graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a 3.6 GPA average. The Rev. Fay then served as pastor for Clark Trinity Church for 10 years.
On April 4, 1953, she married her husband, Dean Monroe Barca, who survives at home.
She enjoyed gardening, painting and antiques. Her biggest love was for children. Her ministry took her to a Russian orphanage to work for one month.
In addition to her loving husband Dean, she is survived by daughter Lisa Barca of Sharpsville; son Dana Barca of Dayton, Ohio; sister Hellen Wareham of Sharon; brother Jim Roberts of Sharpsville; and three grandchildren, Anthony Leone of Burghill and Aaron Barca and Jonathan Barca, both of Dayton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by father Earnest Roberts; mother Molly Roberts; sisters, Judy, Donna and Carole; and a brother, Jonior.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sharon Regional Hospice, 1955 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.shermanfuneralhome.com.
There was no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.