Barbara Maskala

Date of Birth

November 12, 1937

Date of Death

April 5, 2023

City of Death

Las Vegas

Beloved wife of Arthur maskala. Loving mother to Michael (Julie) Maskala. Dear sister of Carol (Dale) Beyer and the late Merilyn (Richard) Tscherney. Loving aunt to Tammie (Tom) Schmieder, Gayle (James) Scott, Tom (Pam) Beyer. Jennifer Tscherney, Julie (Mark) Grauer. Barbara was born in Chicago in 1937 to the late George and Bess (Sedlak) Melka. After attending Farragut high school, she married Arthur in 1956 and drove west to create a home in Santa Barbara, CA. She found work at Santa Barbara Bank and Trust as a teller and rose through the ranks to become General Manager-Vice President before retiring in 1985 and serving as Founder and board member of Goleta National Bank, now Community West Bank. In 1989 she moved with her husband to Las Vegas, NV. Her love of music was evident in everything she did- entertaining at home, singing with her family, and dancing the night away. She enjoyed gardening and crafting and created works such as stained glass to decorate her home, crocheted blankets and cross-stitched family gifts. She died in April 2023 in Las Vegas of complications from Alzheimer’s. Her family will miss her quick wit, laughter and compassionate nature. The family wishes to thank the staff at Aegis for the extraordinary care they gave to Barbara during her years there.


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