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Barbara Elaine (Feher) Dvorak

July 13, 1943 — June 10, 2023


Barbara Elaine (Feher) Dvorak, age 79, of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully on June 10, 2023, under the care of Hospice at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.  She was born July 13, 1943, in Youngstown, OH to parents Alex and Helen Feher, and graduated from East High School and Youngstown State University before moving to Toledo to start her career as a social worker with Urban Renewal. After leaving her job to raise her sons, Barb went back to work in banking and finance, retiring as a loan officer at the Pro-Medica Credit Union in 2020. 

Fiercely independent and always impeccably dressed–sporting her high heel boots and bright smile–Barb showed up to every occasion: parties, weddings, even funerals, with a ham, a casserole, or a plate of her signature cookies. Known to so many of her “adopted” grandchildren, nieces, and nephews as “Grandma Barb,” “Aunt Barb,” or “G-Babs,” she treated everyone she met with a kindness and selflessness that endeared her to so many.  She loved books, music, a glass of wine, and a spirited discussion on the politics of the day.  A long-time member of Gesu Parish and a strong supporter of St. Francis High School, Barb volunteered her time at both institutions over the years.  She had several life-long friends and made many new ones along the way, and her kind spirit will definitely be missed.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Alex and Helen Feher, god-daughter and niece, Rachel Sheridan, ex-husband Bob Dvorak and brother and sister-in-law Edward and Ann Marie Dvorak. She is survived by her sons, Rob (Beth) Dvorak, Steve (Mary Kate) Dvorak, brother Andy (Linda) Feher, beloved grandchildren Donovan, Ethan, Jameson, Lily, Dylan, and Evelyn, and several nieces and nephews: Matt, Autumn, Denise, Doug, Dale, Diane, and Dean.

A funeral mass in honor of Barbara will be held on July 13 at 11am at Gesu Church in Toledo, OH.  Family will visit with friends in the church beginning at 10am and a reception will follow in the Sullivan Center after the service concludes.  Donations in Barbara’s honor can be made to Gesu Church, 2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43607, or to the St. Francis de Sales High School Foundation, 2323 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43607, or online at





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