OBITUARY

Barbara H. Hood

July 19, 1948March 31, 2016
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Barbara Hood, 67, of Orlando passed away quietly on Thursday March 31, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Basia Harkiewicz, brother Paul Harkiewicz, husband Bill Hood, sons Bryan Ricks, Patrick Hood, Phillip Hood, Michael Hood and grandchildren Sarah, Tyler, Jacob, Ana, Shannon, Chloe, Dylan and Peyton. She is preceded in death by her father, Ret. Air Force Colonel Joe Harkiewicz.

Barbara was born at MacDill Air Force Base and traveled the world while growing up in an active Air Force family. As a teenager in Japan, she played and sang back up in a band, even opening for The Beatles in their earliest days. As an adult, she achieved a Master’s Degree in education, graduating from UCF when it was still called FTU. She taught for many years in both the Orange and Seminole County School districts. She loved to read and often encouraged her grandchildren to learn the love of books as well.

A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 5pm-8pm at Baldwin Fairchild/ Aloma for all who wish to attend. Services will be held at Baldwin Fairchild on Sunday April 10th at 11am followed by a procession to Chapel Hill Cemetery and grave side memorial.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

  • Committal Service

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

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Stanley Baggett

November 18, 2019

I'm sorry for posting so late I just found out. She was MY friend and I will always cherish the memories fun times I had with her. Rest peacefully Barbara.
Love
Stan

Jerry Berger

October 21, 2019

I am so very, very sad to only now learn of Barbara's passing. We were close friends for a short period of time in high school, and Barbara was part of my rock band, traveling all over Japan.

Barbara was so funny, energetic and buoyant, a wonderful and beautiful person. What an important impact she made in my early life.

I would like to extend my belated condolences to her entire family. I have a few pictures and stories to share with anyone who wishes.

Kindest regards,
Jerry Berger
berger.jr@gmail.com

Nancy Finnessy

April 13, 2016

My deepest sympathy to all of Barbara's family. Her love for her 'boys' and family always came first. We had such good times opening Stenstrom and working together. I have such fond memories of Patrick in my clsassroom. A great Mom, a terrific teacher, and a caring friend. You will be missed; but memories will make us smile and keep you near.

Jan Scheuer

April 7, 2016

Barbara will be missed. She was encouraging to all her peers. Enjoyed working with her at Stenstrom, and also enjoyed having her children in my physical education classes. Jan Scheuer

Karen Forbus

April 7, 2016

I met and worked with Barbara my first year at Stensrom in 1998. Forever touched by her friendship and saddened to hear this news. My condolences to her loved ones. May you find comfort in past memories and knowing she is now at peace. God's Blessings,

Candy Ellis

April 6, 2016

I enjoyed working with Barbara many years ago at Stenstrom. Sending you all condolences.

April 6, 2016

My condolances to the family. Barbara was one of those people who made a lasting impression on everyone she met. I enjoyed working with her, and loved being her friend. We had not seen or talked to each other in years but I know if I needed her she would be there in a heartbeat. She was a great mother and I'm sure she loved being a grandmother. RIP dear one. Love you, Pat Bohsancurt

Kathy Craig

April 6, 2016

Barbara was an amazing teacher, mother and grandmother. She will be missed.

April 5, 2016

Sending my condolences to the family. I hope you can find comfort in knowing God is there for us, 1 Peter 5:6,7. May you find the strength to cope through this difficult time.

Pamela Milks

April 5, 2016

We will all miss and love you. I'll be keeping your loved one's in my prayers. As it say's in 2 Corinthians 5:8 - We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

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