Barbara A Getz

April 9, 1940March 12, 2013

Barbara A Getz 1940-2013 Beloved wife of Ronald J Getz, loving mother of Ronald D (Dina) Getz and Julie D (Jason) Kreischer, sister of Susan (Jim) Weimer, grandmother of Tyler and Alexis. Also loved and remembered by Betty Getz, George Getz, Judy Kutchin and all that knew her. Barbara was a bright ray of light that always shined positive rays. No matter her challenge she took it in stride and never let negativity bring her down. She was an inspiration to all and an example of how one person can bring love and happiness where ever she went. She is forever loved and will be truly missed but never forgotten. Barbara was a Type 1 diabetic from the age of 7. She lived with diabetes for over 65 years and was awarded the Joslin medal for her unyielding spirit when she survived the disease after 50 years. We would appreciate any gifts you are considering to be donated to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 23, 2013

Barbara A Getz

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Jane Muhrlin

March 25, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of Barbara's passing. She was kind, generous and inspirational. She will be missed by many but her light shines brightly within those whose lives she touched in so many ways. Blessings to you all.

Pat Brown

March 19, 2013

Ron and Family, Don and I are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was an amazing person, so strong and always positive and active. She will be missed.

Maggie Hall

March 19, 2013

What a great lady! I had the pleasure of working with at Pinellas County years ago. She was so positive and so much fun in her little sports car. Condolences to her family.

Joan Panabaker

March 18, 2013

Ron and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a caring, generous person and an inspiration. She'll be missed by all who knew her.

James Devine

March 18, 2013

Ron, I was so sorry to hear about Barbs passing and am sorry for your loss. I worked with Barb in the early 2000s at Pinellas County Government, and she was always very nice to me and friendly. We had some nice chats and I always appreciated her positive attitude. I kept up on Barb over the years through one of her friends at work and I was sad to hear the latest news. She will be missed.

Debra Lansdowne

March 17, 2013

Ron, Julie and family,
One less sun ray is shining on us today; however her glow will remain forever. It was a joy and privilege to know and work with Barb. She always had a funny or inspiring tale to share that would leave me smiling. I will treasure my memories of her, I know you will as well.
Peace be with you.

Debra Lansdowne
Pinellas County Communications (aka Public Affairs)

March 17, 2013

“To Ron, Julie and the whole family”
Barbara was our neighbor when we first moved to our home in 1998.
She drove off to work everyday.
She carried on with her life and every Christmas she would give us some homemade cookies.
I am a “cat person” and I knew she was a good person because she had taken in a stray cat, “Jasmine”, and she loved that cat so much.
Once Barbara collected funds for “Walk to Cure Diabetes” and I still have some sheets of paper from a memo book she gave me when I contributed.
Whenever I see campaigns to cure Diabetes, I will always think of Barbara and her own “personal battle”.
Her battle is over, but Victor and I are two people who will remember her as our good neighbor next door, and we are enjoying her grandchildren Tyler and Alexis who keep the neighborhood young and happy.

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother,
Anne Marie & Victor Garcia

March 16, 2013

Dear Ron &family,
Ray and I were surprised and very sorry to hear of Barbs passing. She was a good example of positive thinking and living every day to it's fullest. I know she will be missed by all of you. We send our feelings of sympathy to you and all of your family.
Ray & LaVerne Soltys