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Barbara Black GROSSMAN

November 27, 1945 — March 29, 2024

Wellsville, NY

Barbara H. Black GROSSMAN, 78, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, March 29, 2024 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.  

Born November 27, 1945, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Burnham and Helen Rifenburg Babbitt.  On May 15, 1965, in Scio, she married Lynn D. Black, who predeceased her on January 20, 2001.  She later married Robert Grossman, who predeceased her in 2004.  A graduate of Scio High School, she was self-employed with her husband and operated Black’s Home for Adults on the Andover Road for many years.  Barbara was a member of Riverside Assembly of God.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.  Barb loved animals, especially her cat, Sarge.  

Surviving are: several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Jody (Heather) Rogers of Scio; a spiritual daughter, Tina (Rex) Francisco of Scio; two granddaughters, Tanya DeGroff and Amanda (Jeff) Fanton; two grandsons, Timothy DeGroff and Andrew (Katrina) DeGroff; great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Donald (Mary Jane) Babbitt of TN and Virginia Haskell of Wellsville.  In addition to her husbands, Lynn Black and Robert Grossman, she was predeceased by siblings, Clayton Babbitt and Beverly Rogers.  

Services will be private.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio.  

Memorials may be made to SPCA serving Allegany County.  

Arrangements are under the direction of OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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