Barbara J. Zarbock

SALISBURY — Barbara J. Zarbock, 92, passed away on Dec. 2, 2010, at her home in Salisbury.  She was predeceased in March 2010 by James W. Zarbock, her husband of 70 years.

Barbara was born in Meadville, Pa., on Sept. 7, 1918, the daughter of Dorothea and Paul W. Johnston. After spending three years at Allegheny College, she transferred to Barnard College and graduated in 1940.  

Barbara was passionate about rug hooking, which she transformed from a hobby into her mail-order business, Heritage Hill Patterns.  In 1975, she wrote “The Complete Book of Rug Hooking.â€�   

Barbara was also an avid gardener, especially with wildflowers, and created many beautiful gardens over the years.  She and her husband moved to Salisbury in 1996 to be nearer their family.  

She is survived by her two daughters, Heidi Lindy and her husband, Phil Campbell, of Salisbury and Sarah Zarbock and her husband, John Hoffman, of Lakeville; two grandchildren, Chrissy Tellalian and her husband, Robert Tellalian, and their children, Curran and Alex of Salisbury and Davin Lindy and his wife, Debi Bain, of Falls Village; and her sister, Dorothea Alpaugh of Sun City, Ariz.   

She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Jean Zarbock; and her two brothers, Paul W. Johnston Jr. and Jim Johnston. The family is planning a private memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Mr. Mike Fund, c/o Sand Road Animal Hospital, 136 Sand Road, Falls Village, CT 06031.

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