Barbara Olise Ahern

May 24 1955
Nov 12 2022
67 Years
Elverson, PA

Barbara Olise Ahern, 67, of Elverson passed away on November 12, 2022 at her home.  She was the wife of the late James J. Ahern, Jr. for over 33 years.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Rose Sabo Olise.

She was a 1973 graduate of CASH. She graduated from Premier Barber Institute in Norristown in 1979. She worked as a barber at D'Ascanio's Family Hairstyling in Malvern.

Barbara always enjoyed spending time in the sun by a pool or the beach, and especially looked forward to her yearly trip to Cancun with her husband and her sister and brother in law. In her free time she enjoyed cooking for friends and family, especially Italian and Slovak dishes she learned from her parents. Barbara enjoyed going to family gatherings, and was usually the most photographed at any gathering.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Brett Ahern and Brad Ahern, and her sister Regina Olise Brecht (Joseph) of West Caln, nephew Erik Brecht (Lori) of Parkesburg, and sister in law, Susan Ahern (Maxine) of Lewes, DE, and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Wilde Funeral Home on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

A livestream will be provided at the request of the family for those who cannot attend. To livestream the service please click HERE. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 28 2022 - 10:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home Parkesburg, PA


Regina and family;   I am sadden to hear of Barb's passing.  Many good memories that will get you through these difficult times  Thinking of you and your family


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Brad and Brett, I'm an ALT fraternity brother of your dad's.  My wife Lee Ann and I are so sorry to hear your mom passed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family.


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<p>Regina and family,&nbsp; We are saddened by the lost of Barbara and will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.</p>

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So sorry for your loss. Went to school with your father. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rip 

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I send my deepest condolences to you all.. Barbara was always there for you and  was a great listener. But no matter what  she going through she would j always have a smile. Barb you will always be in our hearts and thoughts! Love and miss ya! His bless.

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