September 15, 1986 - June 14, 2019
Barbara Christine Macholz Grimaldi (September 15, 1986 – June 14, 2019), died peacefully surrounded by loved ones following her three year, eight month barrage against metastatic breast cancer. Dear wife of Matthew John Grimaldi, beloved daughter of John and Linda Macholz; little sister of Zachary (Jasmin Farsi and Gloria); daughter-in-law of Janet and Dominick Grimaldi, sister-in-law of Dana Condon (Ben) and Catherine Spicer (Chad). Barbie was born and raised in New York, before moving to Pennsylvania to secure her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish from Muhlenberg College. After college, she spent time in New York City and Chicago pursuing work in development and communications for non-profit organizations focused on alleviating poverty. In addition to spending time with her loved ones, Barbie was proud to be a Lutheran, loved the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and thought sheep and dogs were the creme de la creme. Also-Wegmans is the best-Always! In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. (www.pubintlaw.org/donate). The Public Interest Law Center develops innovative legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. Beyond solving an individual’s situation, the Center’s combined use of litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing, has efficiently helped communities design and secure their own systemic access to fundamental resources and services since the Civil Rights Movement. Contributions may also be made to Atonement Lutheran Church, 1900 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14618. Atonement is the congregation in which Barb grew up and which has been such a blessing to her and her family, especially during these past years of her battle. Barb’s family wants to thank all of the staff (especially Dr. David Mintzer) from the oncologists to the people who transported Barb in wheelchairs or hospital beds or prepared her trays of food during hospital stays - at both Pennsylvania Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering - for their immense care and kindness throughout the course of Barb’s disease. Visitation with the family will take place on Friday, June 28 at Atonement Lutheran Church from 6-8:30 pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am at The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. A reception will follow.
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