on May 28, 2013 - 8:37 PM
March 5, 1944 – May 19, 2013
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. June 21 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., for Barbara R. Kreutzer of the Town of Tonawanda, a small-business owner, who died May 19 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. She was 69.
Born Barbara R. Kamman in Buffalo, she graduated from Kenmore East Senior High School in 1961.
In 1989, Mrs. Kreutzer opened Affordable Overhead Door Service with her husband, the late Lawrence J. Kreutzer. The couple ran the business at their home until it grew too large and needed a warehouse. It then was moved to Buffalo, and snowplowing and landscaping services were added.
Mrs. Kreutzer did all of the secretarial work and bookkeeping until she closed the business and retired in 2006.
Her husband of 39 years died in 2003.
A member of St. John the Baptist on Englewood, Mrs. Kreutzer sang in the choir.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Ellwood Fire Hall, and she volunteered in the kitchen at Dooley’s Bar and Grill for the past two years.
Mrs. Kreutzer also enjoyed bowling, camping, boating, crossword puzzles, sewing and cooking.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph and John; a daughter, Jill Grodesky; a sister, Elaine Donaldson; and three brothers, Robert, Daniel and Michael.