September 28, 1946 — April 8, 2019 QUEENSBURY — Barbara A. Radke, 72, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born Sept. 28, 1946 on Staten Island, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Maxine (Davis) Sharlan.
She worked for General Electric for many years as a computer programmer.
Barbara was a member of the Glens Falls Kennel Club for 18 years. She severed as the rally obedience instructor for many years teaching several classes each week. She was friend and mentor to many and said to be a “gift.” Barb was someone who made a difference in the world.
She was the trial chairperson for several rally trials. Her great organizational skills and attention to detail made them all successful.
Barbara was dedicated to her dogs, her beloved Siberian Huskies, Zorro and Zena. She trained and showed them in rally obedience, earning many titles, advanced titles and awards including high score in trial achieving perfect scores. Her dogs were the most important things in her life.
She was an independent spirit, a generous friend and will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her sister, Pamela Carroll.
Left to cherish her memory include one niece, one nephew and several cousins.
At Barbara’s request, there will be no calling hours.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1114 U.S. 9, Schroon Lake.
Rite of Committal will be private and at the convenience of the family.
For online condolences, please visit www.edwardlkellfuneralhome.com.