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Crystal M. Barna

Crystal M. Barna, age 41, of 712 McKinley St., Hazleton, passed away on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown. She had been in failing health for several years and her death followed complications from cardiac surgeries.

Born on July 5, 1980 at the Coaldale State General Hospital she was a daughter of Valerie (Bobbey) Barna, of Hazleton and the late Robert G. Barna, Jr.. She spent her life in the Hazleton area and attended Hazleton High School.

Crystal was employed earlier in her life at several restaurants in the Hazleton area as a waitress.

Surviving in addition to her mother, Valerie A. Barna, and her companion Douglas Jowett, with whom she resided, are three daughters: Allison Rose Sebia, of Lansford, Julia Elizabeth Sebia, and her partner, Jonathan Kantner, of Hazleton, Maria Skonieczny, of Hazleton; grandson, Christopher Dunnigan; and a soon to be born granddaughter, Clementine Kantner; a brother, Robert A. Barna III, and his partner, Cherice Valvenia, of Beaver Meadows;, her grandmother, Joann (Sauer) wife of Stephen Novotny, Hazleton, and her close friend, John Scheifer, of Pardeesville.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Bloomsburg.


A candle was lit in memory of Crystal Barna

jill whitmire Jun 20 2022 2:47 AM

Miss you so much, Love you. Now you are at peace with no more pain. God bless and keep you.. LOVE NaNa

Joanne Novotny May 27 2022 2:32 PM

Crystal you were a Beautiful Soul who touched the lives of everyone you knew. You will forever be remembered and always missed . My prayers snd Sympathy goes out to all your family and loved ones. Love you my friend, Fly High Angel!!!

Erin KcAllister May 16 2022 8:08 PM

Deepest condolences 🙏 she with our mighty father R.I.P.my friend you will be dearly missed May God Bless

Rose Sippel May 10 2022 5:14 PM

My deepest sympathy to you , Val, and all your Family. May you find peace in your hearts knowing she is with our Lord .

Diane Tranguch May 10 2022 10:10 AM

So sorry to hear of Crystal's passing. Sge was always so kind to me and my family anytime we would meet. I'll miss running into her down at Boyer's...

Fran Milot May 10 2022 8:22 AM