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Barbara L. Gerstner, 86, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. Gerstner, Jr.
She was born in St. Louis, MO on December 3, 1932, daughter of the late George and Rajean (Roberts) McFaul. Barbara enjoyed knitting sweaters, blankets and shawls but her passion was singing. She was a 57 year member of Sweet Adeline International and was a founding member of the Farmington Valley Chorus. Along with other Sweet Adeline chorus’s she sang in, she enjoyed singing baritone in her many quartets. She was also a member of the Center Congregational Church Choir.
Barbara is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl Wilcox and her husband Bruce, Gayle LeGeyt and her husband Bill and Marlene Pac; four grandchildren Mallory, Megan, Barbara and Eric; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Forrest, Emma, Iagan, Clay and Carson; two sisters, Carol Jean Lopez and Roberta Randlett and her husband Richard and a sister-in-law, Betty Jost.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:00 p.m. at the Center Congregational Church, 155 Main Street, Torrington, CT. Burial will be private in Hillside Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington Valley Chorus, 6 Clover Lane, Weatogue, CT 06089