Celebrating the life of

Christine Ann Barth

June 29, 1943 - May 25, 2022

Christine Ann Barth

Christine Ann Barth, 78, of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully under hospice care on Wednesday, May 25th 2022, following a battle with lung cancer.

Christine was born on June 29, 1943 in Buffalo, NY to Albert A. and Bertha T. (Kuczewski) Stachowiak. She was preceded in death by her parents (Albert and Bertha), her brothers Gerald Stachowiak, James Stachowiak and Robert Stachowiak. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Barth, her youngest daughter, Maria R. (Barth) O’Connor and her great-granddaughter Magnolia F. Markle.

Christine graduated from Kensington High School in 1961. She was a long time resident of Grand Island, New York where she and her husband raised their five children. She was an active volunteer with Catholic Charities of Western New York for decades and a long time parishioner of Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church on Grand Island, New York. She worked as a 911 dispatcher for the Grand Island Volunteer Fire Company for many years prior to moving to Savannah, Georgia to be closer to family.  She worked as the Medical Records Clerk for Savannah Medical Specialists until her retirement in 2009.  She resided on Wilmington Island for most of her time in Georgia and was an active parishioner at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Wilmington Island, Georgia.   

She was an avid reader and usually had at least one book in progress at any given time. She enjoyed traveling to visit her children and grandchildren as well as attending their local theatrical productions.  She met regularly with her “girl group”, enjoying meals together.  

Christine is survived by her children, Paul D. Barth, Patricia L. (Barth) Emfinger (Grady), Deborah P. (Barth) Leach (Michael), Wayne H. Barth (Jamie) and Daniel O’Connor (Tricia). She is also survived by numerous grandchildren: Alexandra R. Markle (Christian), Lee L. Dugas III (Jessica), Alaina M. Emfinger, Bethany M. Leach, Emily M. Leach, Robert M. Leach II, John David Bragg, Haley M. (Bragg) Evans (Anthony), Jake M. O’Connor, Cole J. O’Connor, Alicia E. O’Connor; and two great-grandchildren, Talton Evans and Jasper Evans. 

And great grandchildren: Simon B. Markle, Melody J. Markle, Turner L. Dugas, Benjamin C. Dugas and Silas J. Evans.

Christine’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Oaks at Pooler for their care during her stay from 2020 – 2022.

Christine and her family are indebted to her previous employers, providers and friends, Mohammad A. Masroor MD and Masood Ahmed MD. Words cannot express our love and appreciation.

Christine and her family would also like express their gratitude to Stephen “Drew” White MD, Ms. Kelsey Cameron PA-C (Summit Cancer Care) and the staff of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion for the dedicated, compassionate and exceptional care they provided throughout her illness.

Special thanks to the amazing staff, nurses, providers and volunteers from Hospice Savannah. Thank you for guiding us through this challenging time. Your tireless support and affection ensured that we will cherish our time with Mom over the past few months.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of Christine to the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion of Saint Joseph’s Candler Health System or Catholic Charities of Buffalo, New York

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Wilmington Island.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

Inurnment will be at Greenwich Cemetery.



Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel