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January 19, 2013

Barbara Ann Gorsira

Barbara Ann Gorsira

CULPEPER, Va. — Barbara Ann Gorsira, age 75, of Culpeper, Va., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her residence. Barbara was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Queens, NY, to Nelson and Frieda Hauber Swart.

Barbara worked at the Gilbertsville Central School for many years in the office, then became the office manager for Dr. Wilfred Gorsira. Upon their retirement, they moved to Culpeper, Va., where they enjoyed sitting on their deck watching the birds and completing crossword puzzles. Barbara took great pleasure in passing on her joy of cooking to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing the piano and singing.

Surviving Barbara is her daughter, Kim Gorman, husband David; and their children Marie and Christopher of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Wilfred’s children, Bryan Gorsira, wife Amy; and their children, Connor and Lindsey of Warrenton, Va., Dian Gorsira of Tampa, Fla., and Michael Gorsira and his wife Rebecca of Broadalbin; two sisters, Frieda Palmer of Oneonta, and Madelyn Gilbert of Gilbertsville; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Wilfred Gorsira, and two brothers Edward and Robert Swart.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville. Calling hours will be at 10 a.m. in the church an hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in the spring. A small service will be held in Culpeper at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Services are being entrusted to C.H. Landers Funeral Home in Sidney, NY.

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