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Obituary: Barbara Agranoff '48

ATHENS, OH- Barbara Agranoff, 85, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at her home after a long, courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimers disease. Born June 23, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Thanhauser Brunswick. She received a bachelor's degree from Antioch College and a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California. She was formerly a social worker with Community Chest and an art and old and rare book dealer in Cincinnati. She loved art and music and was an accomplished piano player in her earlier years. Barb was an active member of Christ Community Wesleyan Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School classes. She was active in many community activities including Athens Friends and Neighbors. Barb was vibrant, creative, compassionate and a wonderful friend, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving daughter,Abby Lavelle ofAthens; two grandchildren, Madeline Lavelle of Columbus and Jackson Lavelle of Athens; her special companion, Joseph Agranoff; a sister, MarionWieder of Sarasota, Fla.; several nephews and her devoted caregivers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Oliver. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home with Rev. Denver Dodrill officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.