AMHERST - Barbara Lorraine App Sweitzer, 89, died peacefully at home Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Amherst. She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, daughter of Marjorie and Seibert App and sister of Seibert Jr. "Bud". The family lived in Port Allegany where Barb graduated from high school in 1944. In 1950, she married Stanley Kahle and the two had three children, eldest Paul Stanley and twins Mark Allen and Molly Ann. Barbara was widowed in 1955. A year later, she met Richard "Dick" Sweitzer and they were married Dec. 29, 1956. They moved to Towanda where they raised two more children, Frank James "Jim" and Richard Merrill. In 1980, Barb and Dick moved to Andover, where they lived for 28 years. In 2008, Barb and Dick moved to the Arbors of Amherst to be closer to their sons Jim and Rich. Barb was predeceased by her parents, husband Stanley Kahle, brother Bud, grandchild Julien, daughter Molly and husband Dick. She is survived by her four sons, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love of the outdoors, her wry sense of humor, her devotion to family and her generosity of spirit. A memorial service for Barbara will be held Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst. To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to legacy.com/obituaries/gazettenet.
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