Debra “Debbie” Jean (Pearsol) Woodward

James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 08, 2023

On Monday September 4, 2023, Debra “Debbie” Jean (Pearsol) Woodward, age 69 of North Versailles passed away surrounded by her daughters and best friend.  Daughter of the late Frank and Jane (Jenkins) Pearsol.  Beloved wife of James F. Tarbuk.  Loving mother of Shawna Marie Woodward, Shannon RaeAnne Woodward, and stepson Brian (Annette) Tarbuk.  Dear grandmother (Nama) of Jordan Alexander Woodward, Jackson Andrew Woodward, (Meemaw) Brian Robert Tarbuk, Matthew Tarbuk and Isaac Tarbuk.  Sister of Frank (Elizabeth) Pearsol III, the late Gilbert J. Pearsol, and the late Vera-Jane Jones.  Debbie is also survived by Sister-in-law Ann Pearsol, Brother-in-law Robin Jones, her best friend, Rose Pfeuffer (and sons Wayne and Matthew) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Debbie most enjoyed time with her grandsons and attending their sports and school events. She loved her mini golden doodle and her cats, as she was a pet owner and lover, all of her life.  Debbie enjoyed overdecorating for holidays and celebrating them with family. She was all things glitter and love. She will be warmly remembered this way, and missed beyond words.


No visitation. Regarding a service, details for an October Celebration of Life will be published at a later date.  

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Originally published September 08, 2023.

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