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Barbara A. Usiak

May 13, 1955 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 65)

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Barbara Ann (Calandra) Usiak was born May 13, 1955. She entered into rest December 11,2020 after a long battle with illness. Barbara was an outgoing and vivid woman. She was warm and generous soul that attracted people wherever she roamed. Barbara is best known for her work with The Barb Wired Band. The band enjoyed a long life in the Buffalo Blues and Rock scene. She was even nominated for Best Lead Vocals by The Buffalo Gusto. While not in the limelight Barbara was a dedicated wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed going out on the town, traveling, concerts and retail therapy. She will be greatly missed by all. Barbara is survived by her loving husband James, her devoted daughter Jessica, her adoring grandson Caleb and her dedicated sisters Marylin Calandra and Susan Ventrella. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center where Barbra worked the summer program with inner city youth. "Cause I love you Oh I love you Oh how I love you". Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery.

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