Barbara Steinhouse

December 5, 2012

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y.  —  Barbara Steinhouse, 74, of Cape Vincent, passed away on Dec. 1.

Born Dec. 12, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Robert and Madeline Alber Steinhouse, she attended Marple-Newtown High School and graduated from St. Joseph’s University. 

Barbara worked in a variety of jobs and ended her working career at MBNA America in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Upon retirement in 2000, she moved to the Village of Cape Vincent and enjoyed living along the St. Lawrence River. 

Barbara also enjoyed learning about the history of the area and volunteered her time at the Cape Vincent Historical Museum. She had a heart for animals with a history of adopting rescued animals. 

She loved them all – including her current pets (Sport & Shrek). She generously donated a car to the Philadelphia Zoo for a raffle that raised money to rebuild the Primates House when it was destroyed in a terrible fire in 1995. 

Barbara enjoyed reading, working on her computer, playing video games, gardening, and listening to music – and was a big fan of Lady Gaga. 

She was a Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder since 1996 and an Orioles fan in attendance when Cal Ripken played in his 2131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record in 1995.

Barbara is survived by a step sitser, Lisa Ottinger, Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; cousins, Dorothy Alber Hickman, George Alber, Helen Alber Pitts and Linda Severance. She is beloved by her long-time friends, Bobby, Kathy, Vincent and Marcus Rando, Rising Sun, Maryland, and many other family members and friends.

A visitation will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Cleveland Funeral Home, Cape Vincent. Service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. Burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Springfield, Pa. 

Donations can be made to the ASPCA.


Information provided by Cleveland Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.