Barbara Lee Genow

Barbara Lee Genow

1943 - 2019

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Obituary of Barbara Lee Genow

Barbara Lee Genow, 76, of Bay City, our kind, caring, and humorous mom, grandma, “Old Grandma,” sister, aunt, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. Barb was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 17, 1943, the daughter of the late George and Lee (Patallas) Dugay. While in New York, she met the love of her life, Charles Genow. They dated, fell in love, and shared over 60 years of marriage. Sadly, Charles preceded Barb in death on May 29, 2015. Barb retired from Cazenovia College in New York, where she was a housekeeper. Always one with an excellent green thumb, Barb enjoyed gardening, sewing, and scrapbooking. Above all, family always came first, and she cherished time spent with her grandchildren. Barb leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Barbara Genow-Parker (Mike Waidler) and her grandchildren, Kristie Gross (Raymond Thomas), Samantha (Travis) Thomas, Micki (Brittany) Gross, Daniel Gross, Tracie Brown; many great-grandchildren; sister, Bunny and brother, Albert, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Barb was welcomed home to heaven by her sister, Cookie. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski’s – Bay County. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com