Barbara D. Pitcher

GLENMONT – Barbara D. Pitcher, 93, of Glenmont and formerly of Ghent, NY, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.


Born in Boston, Mass. on November 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Laurice E. and Mary (Boy) Derby.  Barbara graduated from the National Bible Institute in NYC in 1949 where she met her future husband, Calvin S. Pitcher.  They were married in Dedham, Mass. on April 11, 1954.  A woman of strong faith, Barbara was very supportive of church ministries, and missionaries and their work.  She was proud to call Bethlehem Lutheran Church her church family and was a longtime member of Clearview Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Castleton. 


In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Calvin; and her brothers and their spouses, Laurence (Marion) and Robert (Ruth) Derby.


She is survived by her daughters, Marie Scalzo and Donna Kohlerschmidt (Bill); and granddaughter, Annelore Kohlerschmidt.


A funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday, June 26 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Ave., Delmar.  A calling hour will precede the funeral at the church beginning at 10 am.  Following a luncheon at the church, a graveside service will be held at 2 pm at Ghent Union Cemetery. 


Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 So. Pearl St., Albany, NY  12202