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Rev. Barbara J. Minter

August 27, 1935 — November 20, 2023

Reverend Barbara J. Chomas Minter age 88, of Erie and formerly Virginia, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023 at UPMC Hamot.

She was born in Elizabeth, PA on August 27, 1935, a daughter of the late Reverend Joseph and Bertha Kadar Chomas.

Barbara graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Pharmacy and was one of only 7 women in the graduating class. She began working in Erie, and was one of the few female Pharmacists in the area at that time.

After twenty five years as a Pharmacist, she began a new career.  Following in her father’s footsteps, she went into Ministry. Barbara graduated as one of the oldest members of the class from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.   She was then placed by the Virginia Conference as the Minister of several churches in and around Front Royal, Virginia.  It was here that she met and married Walter “Dick” Minter. While in Virginia, she was a proud member of the Kairos Prison Ministry who visited with the female inmates.

She loved to travel. She traveled through Europe, the Caribbean, Greece, Acapulco, Hawaii and Brazil. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State and Washington Commanders fan.  She loved her cameras and always seemed to have a new one every other year.

Barbara attended Lakewood United Methodist Church after moving back to Erie from Virginia. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. “Dick” Minter; a son, David C. Alloway; daughter-in-law, Lucy Minter; three brothers, Robert, William and Richard Chomas and a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Chomas.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol Lynn Alloway; a son Thomas Alloway (Anita); two grandchildren, David R. Alloway and Jessica M. Alloway (Richard Bretz); a brother, James Chomas; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Chomas and Beverly Chomas; stepchildren Lyle W. (Nancy) Minter, Randy (Robin) Minter and Ellen M. (Wally) Digges; step grandchildren, Mary Lib and Tucker Minter and Stuart Digges; and several great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge 3801 W. 26th Street on Friday, From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, at the Lake Wood United Methodist Church 3856 W. 10th Street from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Service at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Lakewood United Methodist Church.

Send condolences at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

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Lakewood United Methodist Church

3856 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16505

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

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Lakewood United Methodist Church

3856 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16505

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

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