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Eleanor Alina Barber

August 31, 1927 - April 12, 2020

Age 92, a resident of the Houghton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Houghton, passed away on April 12, 2020 at the nursing facility.

She was born August 31, 1927 in Bliss, NY at the Barber farm on the West Hill. She attended the first year of the centralization of Letchworth Central School and was the valedictorian in her senior year. She played the violin in school and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Eleanor worked for several years at Motorola Company in Arcade and she lived in Alden from 1983 until 2019.

Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Faye Prentice Barber; her sons, Gary Wilber in 1966 and James A. Wilber in 2011; her sisters, Jessie Wilber and Edna Mary Powell.

Surviving are her son, Richard (Karen) Wilber of Pike; daughter-in-law, Deb of Fort Morgan, CO; grandchildren, Naomi (Tim) Schroeder of Castile, Josh Wilber of Perry, Jacob (Krista) Wilber of Pike; great grandchildren, Braeden and Bailee Schroeder, Hailey Wilber, Wesley and Khloe Hotchkiss; one niece, one nephew and many cousins.

There are no calling hours. Services will be private. Burial will be in Lyonsburg Cemetery, Bliss.

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