Barbra Deiters Spera Barbara Deiters Spera, beloved wife and mother died suddenly in the hospital from complication of surgery on May 31, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Robert Spera of Stone Mountain, GA; daughter, Cathy and grandson, Drew of Falls Church VA; Brothers Richard and Gary Deiters , sisters Peggy Cashin, and Karen Lindberg, all of Atlanta Georgia, and numerous relatives in Georgia and New Jersey. Barbara was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 19, 1929. Her family moved to Atlanta when she was 3 years old where she grew up to be valedictorian of her class at Sacred Heart High School. She attended Fontbonne College in St. Louis for two years and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1951 with a degree in chemistry. She worked as a chemical analyst for Union Carbide in Oak Ridge, TN until her marriage in 1953. Shortly thereafter her new family moved to Cincinnati. She lived there for 13 years before moving to Maple Glen, PA, living there for 40 years. In 2006, she and her husband moved to the Park Spring Continuing Care Community in Stone Mountain. A funeral mass will be held for Barbara at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 5373 Wydella Rd. Lilburn, GA 30047 on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to either St. Stephen the Martyr Church or the PS Foundation at Parks Springs, 500 Springhouse Circle Stone Mountain GA 30087, which awards scholarship to selected employees of Park Springs.

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  1. Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was obviously very loved and also very intelligent. Now I know where you got your smarts! Hugs, Trish

  2. Babs was a wonderful woman! We are so sorry for her sudden loss. I have many fond memories of her in Maple Glen. She was a wonderful role model. I know she will be missed! Sincerely, Maribeth

  3. Cathy, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mother and all that your family has been through. This is very difficult now, but I hope with time that you, your Dad, Drew, and the rest of the family will find comfort and joy in the very best memories of your Mom, her life, and the time she shared with you.

  4. Cathy, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your mother and all you an d your family have been through. I know this is a trying time having been through similar with my father. You’ll always have your positive memories and I hope that eventually brings peace and comfort to you. Take care.

  5. Uncle Bob, Cathy and Drew,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Barb.. I will always remember her smile and good nature. It seems like forever when we saw
    you both Uncle Bob down in Marco. All of you have been through so much, hope you find strength and comfort through family, friends and most of all the great memories you hold dear.

    love you!!

  6. Mr. Spera, Cathy and Drew,
    We are so sorry for your loss, especially during a time when you are still mourning. Cathy, your mom was so sweet and so genuine; one of those special people you don’t forget, even though it has been a long time since we have seen her. I hope you can all take comfort in your memories of her and with your friends and family. Love, Bill, Ann, and Matthew

  7. Cathy, May you feel the love and support of all of your friends surrounding you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
    Love, Amy and Andy

  8. Loving thoughts & prayers with you all during this time and the days ahead.
    Chris Colbert

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