Barbara M. Koschara


GROVELAND - Barbara M. Koschara, age 85 of 6781 Groveland Station Road, Groveland, died June 29, 2015 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. She was born the daughter of the late Louis and Hazel (Tremaine) Shear on April 6, 1930 in Wellsville, N.Y. She was married on Sept. 9,1950, to William G. Koschara who predeceased her on Aug. 22, 2013. Prior to her retirement she had been employed at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea and then for Fingerlakes DDSO retiring as a Community Psychiatric Social Worker. She was a long standing member of the Sparta First Presbyterian Church in Groveland where she was a member of the Choir and the church Women's Society, a member of the Kathryn Skyler Chapter of the DAR in Allegany Co. along with the CAR, the Historical Society in Livingston and Allegany Counties, The Writers Club of Allegany Co. and the Retired Public Employees Association. 

She is survived by her 5 children, Adrian (Cheryl) Tremayne of Rochester, Fred Koschara of Boston, Mass., Stephen D. Koschara of Greensburg, Pa., Greg (Kathy) and Nathaniel (Cheryl) Koschara both of Groveland; 7 grandchildren, Debbie, Greg Jr., Will, Justin, Alicia, Travis and Jiordan; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Marianne B. Koschara in 2009; and her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Sylvia Shear.

Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris. Memorial services will be held Friday at 12 p.m. at the Sparta First Presbyterian Church in Groveland. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Sparta First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 82, Groveland, NY 14462. Sign the online registry at

Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on June 30, 2015