Barbara Antoinette “Toni” Traeger, 82, a Baldwinsville, NY resident, passed away on December 29th, 2022, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.

The eldest daughter of Anthony and Mary Wojdyla Kostka, Toni was born on October 26, 1940, in Weirton WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard H. Traeger on January 10th, 2007; younger brother Marion (Mun) Kostka on August 16th, 2021, and grandparents John and Sophie Wojdyla and Joseph and Mary Kostka.

After graduating from Steubenville Catholic Central High School in 1958, Toni moved to New York, NY to attend Grace Downs Airline School. She was then hired as a flight attendant for Mohawk Airlines for two years. She retired as a US Airways reservationist after 30 years. Most recently, she worked for the Finger Lakes Travel Association on the New York State Thruway.

In 2000, Toni and her husband Richard moved to Weirton, WV. After Richard’s passing, she moved to Baldwinsville, NY.

Toni was a member of Saint Stephens Church in Phoenix, NY and enjoyed volunteering at and attending the church’s Summer Strawberry Festival. She was always on the move and regularly went on outings with friends. She spent winters in Saint Pete Beach, FL.

Toni is survived by her daughter Lisa Traeger Hinchee; step daughters Deborah Pierrgiovanni and Laura Jean Traeger; grandchildren Matthew and Miranda Hinchee; Step grandchildren Joseph Piergiovanni, Alyson (Michael) Pitkoff and Ryan Walsh; Sister Cynthia (Joseph) Revay; Niece Nicole (Kevin) Leinweber and great nephew Blaise Leinweber.

Visitation will be Saturday January 14, 2023, from 9:30 until 10:30 AM at the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church.

Her funeral Mass will follow at the church at 10:30 AM.

Burial will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital.

The funeral will be live streamed on the Sacred Heart of Mary Weirton Facebook Page.

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Services

Visitation: January 14, 2023 9:30 - 10:30 am

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062

304-748-4109

Mass of Christian Burial: January 14, 2023 10:30 - 11:30 am

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062

304-748-4109

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    • Candle Selection 1I enjoyed being a Team Member with Toni with the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance on the NYState Thruway…she was a class lady and fun to be with at team lunches and events. I will miss her wit, her wisdom and her friendship both enjoyed at work and outside of work. May you know peace.
      Diana, Camillus NY

  1. Candle Selection 8Cindi & family, so very sorry for your loss. May her soul through the mercy of God, rest in peace. ✝️
    Chuck & Lori Ballato

  2. Candle Selection 8Cindi & family, so very sorry for your loss. May her soul through the mercy of God, rest in peace. ✝️

  3. Candle Selection 2Aunt Toni was always full of life and on the go! She will be missed. May God give your family comfort and healing and May Aunt Toni rest in peace.

  4. We were so saddened to hear about our dear friend Toni’s passing. She was a very unique person and we have many found memories of our years of friendship with her and Rich. Our deepest.condolences go out to her daughter. grandchildren , sister and many family members. Rest in Peace our dear friend. Love Rob and Sue

  5. We were so saddened to hear about our dear friend Toni’s passing. She was a very unique person and we have many found memories of our years of friendship with her and Rich. Our deepest.condolences go out to her daughter, grandchildren , sister and many family members. Rest in Peace our dear friend. Love Rob and Sue

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