In loving memory of

Barbara Panchak
October 23, 1958 - August 14, 2021

Barbara Panchak, 62, a lifelong resident of Kingston, New York, passed peacefully at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck, on August 14, 2021. She was born October 23, 1958 in Kingston, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Shekus) Straub. Barbara worked for Kingston City School District for many years, retiring as a computer teacher in 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Katie Panchak, and Katie's fiancé Adam Mohn of North Carolina. She is also survived by siblings, Jack (Liz) Straub, Bruce Straub, Judy (Larry) Snyder, and Susan Crounse. She also leaves daughter in law, Kristina Hagen, grandson, Jacob Panchak, granddaughter, Josie Mohn, and another granddaughter Mohn due in September.

Barbara is also lovingly remembered by eight nieces and nephews and twelve great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her son, Ryan Panchak, who passed away in 2010, and a sister.

Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Saturday December 4, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm with the funeral service taking place at 3pm. A tribute for Barbara can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.


Leslie Carr wrote on Nov 30, 2021:

"Dear Katie and family, I loved your Mom. She was such a fun person to be around and she always made me laugh. We worked on many things together at Edson and she and Ryan were instrumental in getting Nick on the Diving Team at KHS. I am so grateful to have known her. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Love and Peace, Leslie (Celuch) Carr"

Michelle Mohn Johnson wrote on Nov 30, 2021:

"I?m so sorry Kate. Prayers for you and your family during this time."

Kathleen Valle wrote on Aug 23, 2021:

"Dear Katie, I have many good memories of working with your Mom. I am very sorry for your loss, but I know she will be happy to rejoin Ryan. I remember the times that she made me laugh. Hugs to you, Kathy (Koch) Valle"

Mary Neubauer wrote on Aug 18, 2021:

"Dear Barb or Topo Gigio my Old friend will see each other again just remember the good times we had playing cards Ono and doing ceramics at my house. We had great times I will play Uno again I do ceramics again only no one will be turning their skirt around love and miss you"

Barbara Zell wrote on Aug 18, 2021:

"So many good times at a Hurley Rec with Barbara, memories I will have for ever. May she now be at Peace.condolences to Katie Barbara Zell"

Joanne Grimes wrote on Aug 17, 2021:

"Katie, Jack, Bruce, Susan, Judy and families, we are so sorry for your loss. So very sad. May all your happy memories of Barbara help to get you through this very sad time. Sending hugs. Love Dennis and Joanne Grimes"

Maureen O Bowers wrote on Aug 17, 2021:

"I have very fond memories of Barbara. May she rest in peace. Maureen Bowers & Family"

Ellen Leifer wrote on Aug 17, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of our dear friend Barbara?s passing. We have many happy memories of her late son Ryan and our son Daniel growing up together. May she Rest In Peace and may her memory be a blessing for all who knew her. Ellen and Howie Leifer "

Pat Coyne wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"Jack and family I am so sad to hear of Barb?s passing. She was a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat Coyne"