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Lydia J. Barczykowski

May 8, 1958 — September 21, 2021

Lydia J. (Fotheringham) Barczykowski, 63, of Tarentum, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. She was born May 8, 1958, in Natrona Heights a daughter of the late Robert M. and Doris (Negley) Fotheringham. Lydia was a 1976 graduate of Highlands High School. Lydia was generous and loving. She was an advocate for children, working for Headstart for many years. Lydia loved her family and friends, especially her two crazy dogs that were basically her kids. To those who truely knew Lydia, knew that she had a great (and sometimes a little wicked) sense of humor. She was a big flirt to everybody and was the strongest person and best mother a person could ever ask for. Lydia enjoyed gardening. Lydia is survived by her children, Danielle M. (Tony) Sgambati, of Harmarville and Mitchell Barczykowski (Erica Higgs), of Natrona Heights; her siblings, Robert (Patty) Fotheringham, David (Debbie) Fotheringham, Mark Fotheringham (Mary Jane), Claudia (Randy) Hoak, Paul (Vickie) Fotheringham and Althea Goldie; her father-in-law, Ronald Barczykowski and by her dogs, Hugo and Desmond. In addition to her parents, Lydia was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen M. Barczykowski on September 2, 2019 and by her son, Justin M. Barczykowski.

Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle sTreet, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. Burial will be private. To send an online condolence please visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lydia may be made to A.I.U.- Head Start, 475 E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead, Pa. 15120, Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, Pa. 15068 or the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205.

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