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Widdoes, Barbara L.




Widdoes, Barbara L., (89), of Pittsburgh, PA, died at home at Longwood at Oakmont on May 28 surrounded by her family. She was born to Ruth Yarbrough and James D. Landauer at Miss Lippincott’s Lying-In Hospital in New York City on July 26, 1928. She is survived by her 3 adored children, Bennett Widdoes Crocker and James Landauer Widdoes of Los Angeles, and William Peirce Widdoes, Jr. of Pittsburgh; and five perfect grandchildren— Charles L. of Philadelphia, Sumner D. of Los Angeles, Margaret H. of New York City, C. Reed and Margaret L. of Pittsburgh. An alumna of the Madeira school, ’45, and Vassar College ’49, she married W. Peirce Widdoes. They lived in New York City, and, in 1950, moved to Pittsburgh. She immediately became active promoting the arts in the city, joining the Board of the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art. With the Women’s Committee she went on to co-create and later serve as Executive Director of the 3 Rivers Arts Festival. She was also active in her school and college alumnae organizations, the 3rd Presbyterian church and the Pittsburgh Golf Club. She loved music and knew the lyrics to most of the songs of her time, and “anything Sondheim.” She delighted in games, puzzles, poetry, biography, singing and laughter, Septembers in Nantucket, skiing anywhere from Austria to Negley Hill, her Pittsburgh friends and her adopted city. But most of all, she loved her family. Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made in support of the Three Rivers Arts Festival through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont