Nancy Sombrio Barr

Born: 12/30/1957 Passed:

Nancy Barr, age 61, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Altercare of Hartville. She was born December 30, 1957, was a lifelong resident of Ohio and a 1976 graduate of Garfield High School in Akron. Nancy opened her heart and home to countless friends over the years, and had an uncanny ability to touch lives in a deep and positive way. She had a passion for animals and will be remembered for her beautiful Wolf Pack.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Betty Sombrio Buzek and William R. Sombrio.

She is survived by brothers Richard (Lisa) Sombrio, Michael (Angela) Sombrio; sister Susan (Michael) Pifer; Niece and Loving Caregiver Shawna (Jeff) Hewitt; stepdaughters Michelle and Crystal; Nieces and Nephews; Ric, Christine, Jen, Tony, Kate, Matt, Ryan, Adam and Aaron.


19 Tributes to Nancy Sombrio Barr

  1. Misty Atwater says:

    She was a kind soul who loved everyone. She was like a mom to me, she was always here for me when I needed her. She was a best friend, and a wolf mom to all of her Wolfdog’s. She is missed terribly and loved so much. She deserved more time on this Earth than you got… She will be forever in my heart…. Till I see her again.. love you ????

  2. Catherine Howell says:

    I will never forget you, my dear friend! ❤

  3. Misty Atwater says:

    She was one of the best friends I ever had…. She had a great personality and loving spirit… ❤️ She is missed my many…

  4. Sheryl Becker says:

    RIP Nancy, we will miss you so much. Hope you met your woofers who passed before you and crossed the bridge to heaven together. Love always.

    • Janice Mcguire says:

      Nancy, I will never forget u. U stand behind me when I was going through a bad time. Your kind words will always live with me. Nancy u will always live in my heart. The love u had for your animals will always remember u. I know u are now in peace and in no more pain. Go fly high my friend. When u see Erika tell her that I love her so much.

    • Kim smart says:

      Nancy was not only a wonderful giving person.. she had a heart of gold.. she was not only a friend .. she was like a mom to me she gave me guidance when I needed it.. my children Hunter and McKayla knew her as nana Nancy.. if you needed something she was there .. I know I will never meet anyone like her again.. Nancy and I both had a passion and love for wolves and I will never let her legacy down .. I will always have you in my heart and my kiddos will also.. R.I.P my friend .. hope to see you again one day

  5. Kim J Brewer & Butch Lakota says:

    Nancy was an incredible, compassionate woman. Her knowledge of Wolfdogs was vast and she would spend hours talking with those that had many questions about Wolfdogs.
    Butch and I are so happy that Nancy was in our lives. We have 4 wonderful Wolfdogs from her lines and they are amazing.
    I called her my Wolfdogs Encyclopedia. We will miss her terribly. Love you Nancy ❤️????❤️

  6. susan sayers says:

    Nancy i miss you so much i still try to call you ..we have been friends for 10 yrs and we talked for hours on end you were my rock in bad times my sister my best friend we didn’t always see everything the same but we never disrespected each others beliefs. the life advise we shared and the stories will always be will me forever .eclipse and moon will for ever be the greatest gift from you and i treasure the fact that you came to stay with me .i loved everything about you. your a goof ball at times and i cant tell you how many times you pulled me out of that dark hole of depression and had me laughing so hard. i treasure the memories you gave me and the courage to be myself love you forever sister .the candle is lit to guide you and light

  7. Eric Shafer says:

    Run with the wolves nancy! Until we meet again….

  8. Ray jones says:

    We were great friends and I’ll never forget you Nancy.

  9. Southern Ohio Wolf Sanctuary & John/Tina Deboard says:

    From all of us here we send our deepest condolences to the family. We wish you peace and love in this time of need.
    Hinder, Piper, Hera, and Mayhem want to say although you maybe Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

  10. Sheila Thompson says:

    We will miss you. I hope all your fur babies were happy to see you at the bridge. Please tell Timber and Tasha we miss them. RIP till we meet you on the other side.

  11. Kim Bertoni says:

    Nancy, you brought so much joy to so many – what a wonderful legacy to leave! Fly high, my friend – I’ll see you on the other side.

  12. Monica Roberts says:

    Glad I got to know her just a little. I will miss her talking to me about what to do for my wolf dogs. I gave my Echo (a pup from Nancy’s Raven and Avalanche) a big hug from Nancy the day I heard she left this rough world for a better place. Prayers for her family and friends at this time of deep loss.

  13. Cathy says:

    Nancy, you were always kind to me although we never met. May you enjoy paradise with all those who have gone before you and love on those animals that are there waiting.♥️♥️

  14. Kathy Grierson says:

    Nancy was always there when you needed her. Even when I had my first litter of wolf pups, 16 babies from 2 moms. Spirit was busy. I needed help and Nancy didn’t hesitate and came to my rescue. Nancy may you be dancing with the wolves in paradise. I will carry you in my heart forever.

  15. Anonymous says:

    We never met. We were so social media friends, family strings linked us through our wolfdogs. I am deeply saddened by your passing. I never knew you were sick. You are missed. Hugs and love sent to you. May you rest in eternal peace.

  16. Judith Dennis says:

    Nancy you always were a helping lady, someone who always offered a meal or place to be safe. We have had many good times together and always talked about animals, especially dogs and wolves plus wolf dogs. Never a dull conversation was had.
    Nancy not only raised Wolf Dogs and helped many dogs, she worked with local musicians including my husband, Tom Dennis and Terry Span the Bands Alistair Wild and Knuklhed plus many others to promote, make advertising and even supply aid to them in different forms. We should all howl at least once a month for Nancy
    My dear Wolf Lady Nancy I am so saddened and full of grief such a good heart as left us and passed on to the other realm may she be near many canines and loved ones I know she will be missed by so many. You will be remembered and not forgotten. My friend you are missed everyday and in my thoughts every dog or animal reminds me constantly of your generosity, kindness, and love. Howling

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