Barbara J. (née Dale) Macaluso, age 78, of Grand Island, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife for 56 years of Joseph F. Macaluso, devoted mother of David (Lisa) Macaluso and Christine (William) Horne and adoring grandmother of Amanda and Jason Horne.
Barb was a caring and generous woman who had boundless energy and enthusiasm for life. She was always thinking of others and had a tremendous wit.
She nurtured hundreds of children through the years as a nursery school teacher and later built a successful career as a computer programmer/analyst at Buffalo State College. She loved traveling, music and theater, was a member of East Park Garden Club, Tattler Club, and had 15 hours of solo airplane flying.
Despite nearly 20 years of health issues, Barb proved to be a fighter by beating the odds and making the most out of that time.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Kaiser Funeral Home. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.