Nancy Fronko Barber, 85, a lifelong resident of Monaca passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
She was a daughter of the late John and Stella (Guzik) Fronko. Blessed with a witty and outgoing personality, Nancy had a unique gift of being the center of attention. She excelled in gymnastics her whole life and in 1956 tried out for the Summer Olympics. After majoring as a fitness instructor at Slippery Rock University, Nancy taught gymnastics, belly dancing, dancersize, yoga, aerobics and swimming throughout Beaver and Allegheny counties. Nancy also worked as a travel agent for several different travel agencies over the years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monaca and a Christian Mother, as well as a member of the former Monaca Jr. Women’s Club and Monaca High School Alumni Reunion committee. In 2008, she won the title of Miss Senior of Beaver County. As she got older and unable to practice gymnastics, she put her energy to use by laminating sports articles for Central Valley High School. She truly lived life to the fullest.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 62 years, Frank Barber, a daughter Tish Barber-Tokarski, sons Richard (Carolyn) Barber and Scott Barber, grandchildren Chad (Rachel) Tokarski, Ali Tokarski, Haley Tokarski, Brad (Emily) Barber, Brett (Megan) Barber and Brittany Barber and great-grandchildren Eli Tokarski, C.J. Tokarski, Milo Tokarski, Carysn Tokarski, Kaine Barber and McKenna Barber. A sister-in-law, Delores “Dee” Fronko.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Richard Fronko and John (Sonny) Fronko.
Friends will be received on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where prayers will be offered on Monday at 9:30 am followed a mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of your choice.
To share online condolences, view her video tribute, light a candle, get directions and other information, please visit Nancy’s permanent memorial site at simpsonfuneralhome.com.