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Barbara Ellen (Smith) Ardoyno

November 8, 1939 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 82)


Barbara Ardoyno passed away, Sunday May 8, 2022, at her Holland, Ohio home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born November 8, 1939, in Dearborn, Michigan to Cyril and Isabel Smith Manchak.  Barb grew up in Dearborn, Michigan where she graduated from Dearborn High School in 1957. She then attended Henry  Ford Community college majoring in law.  She married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Phillip Ardoyno Feb. of 1961. Together they enjoyed 40 years of marriage.

They moved to Ohio in 1971.

Barb enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Brandywine Country Club, the Maumee Elks and Sylvania Moose Lodge. She also liked bowling, scrapbooking, gardening, and playing cards monthly for 28 years with her dearest friends, her “Poker Group”. Two of Barb’s favorite things were going to the casino and baking, where to many she was known as the “Cookielady”. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family and friends meant the world to her.

Surviving are daughters: Andrea Syroka, Lisa (Ben Poorman II) Przyojski, Lori (Amy Galvan) Ardoyno, grandchildren: Jenifer (Nate) Heidtman-Ziegler, Samantha (Victor Van Deilen) Heidtman,  Ashley Przyojski, Michael Pryzyojski,  Nick (Alicianna) Syroka, 11 great-grandchildren and her travel companion and special friend Dean Dashner.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, husband Phil, daughters Krista Marie, Denise Ellen and grandson Scott Heidtman.

Friends and family may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH Friday May 13, 2022, from 3-7:00 P.M., where funeral services will be held, Saturday May 14, 2022, 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Tom Rand, officiating. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Denise Ardoyno Memorial Scholarship fund at University of Toledo, Driscoll Center, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606-3395.

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May 13, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

Funeral Service
May 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

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