Barbara J. Alger, 70, died peacefully on July 1, 2019 after a brief illness surrounded by her family at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born May 1, 1949, the daughter of the late Francis and Laura (Sullivan) Holley.

Barb graduated from Ovid Central School and married Gary Alger on December 29, 1966. She worked for the State of New York as a health care professional for 36 years. During her career she obtained her Nursing Degree from FLCC and continued to work as a Registered Nurse until she retired in 1994.

She cherished time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Barb was lovingly dedicated to her family. This was obvious through her thoughtful advice, kind words and compassionate actions on a daily basis. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary Alger of Ovid, NY. Children; Chris (Carol) Alger of Ovid, NY. , Colleen (Tim) Suite of Cary, NC. Shelley Reynolds of Ovid, NY., Laurie Gomez of Victor, NY. Grandchildren; Joshua Alger, Tyler (Danielle) Suite, Mitchell Alger, Cody (Bailee) Suite, Holly Reynolds, Abigail Alger, and Ethan King. Great-Grandchildren; McKenna and Ryleigh Suite.

She is also survived by her brother Jack Holley and very special niece Kathy (Mike) Mills and son Brett Robinson. Brothers-in-law Charles (Sneezy) Alger and Allen (Debbie) Alger; Sister-in law Linda (Ron) Crumb along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her nephew Michael Holley.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 South Main Street in Ovid. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home at 11;00 on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Barb’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staff at Strong Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers or gifts memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s name to Finger Lakes Health Foundation in care of College of Nursing, 196 North Street, Geneva, NY 14456.