Barbara Jean Day, 58, passed away on Tuesday (January 25, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a lengthy illness.
Barbara was born on November 19, 1963 in North Tonawanda to George H. and Marilyn M. (Butzbach) Bryan. On May 9, 1987 she married James H. Day, who survives.
Barb devoted the majority of her life as a homemaker, caring for her husband and children.
In addition to her husband Jim of 34 years, Barb is survived by three children, Matthew (Jamie Melnyk) Cornell of Canisteo, Rebecca (Tristan) Glasspoole of Angelica and Cheyanne (Brad) Richardson of Andover; her mother, Marilyn M. Bryan of Andover; three brothers, Bill (Darla) Bryan of North Tonawanda, Kevin Bryan of Andover and Patrick (Lisa) Bryan of Hornell; one sister, Karen Kane of Hornell; seven grandchildren, Destiny Empson, Ian Cornell, Paisley Cornell, Travis Glasspoole, Lane Richardson, Spencer Richardson and Norah Richardson; a special niece, Lori Bryan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her father, she was recently predeceased by a special niece, Christina Stoll.
Barb loved spending time with her family and she absolutely adored her grandchildren. Some of her children’s favorite memories were the camping trips to Allegany State Park where they stayed in a cabin and sat around the campfire. She took several trips to Arizona to visit family. Barb also enjoyed garage sale-ing, looking for a good deal that might make a great housewarming gift for her family or a friend.
Barb was also an animal lover. Throughout the years, Barb cared for many pet birds and her many beloved dogs, especially her late dog, Jilly, who she enjoyed many years of companionship. She was prone to the temptation of taking in stray animals that needed a home.
Barb was very community oriented. She held many positions with the Andover Volunteer Ambulance Corps and volunteered for many years with the Andover Haunted House to raise money for local projects.
There will be a time of visitation on Saturday (January 29) from 12- 2 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Calvin Densmore of the Andover First Baptist Church officiating. In honor of her many years of service with the Andover Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a special last ride will take place following the service.
Memorial contributions in Barb’s name may be made to Andover Haunted House, 5 West Greenwood
St., Andover, NY 14806. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.