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Barbara Ellen Neelen
  • 54 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 5, 1958
  • Date of passing: Aug 11, 2013
Let the memory of Barbara be with us forever


Barbara has sadly passed from a long illness on August 11, 1013.  She proudly graduated from Temple University as a German Major and was a graduate of John P. Stevens, Edison, NJ.  Her main hobbies included collecting beads, making jewelry and her loving devotion to her pets.  She enjoyed traveling and was extremely knowledgeable about Germany, Art, music and town histories.

She leaves behind her parents, George and Mildred Neelen; sister Janet Znyski, brother and sister-in-law George and Ellen Neelen; nephews Alex Znyski and George Neelen, and niece Sarah Neelen.

Cremation arrangements provided by Fertig Funeral Donations made in Barbara's name to the American "Ovarian" Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by her family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Scott Brinley on 5th October 2017

"Another year passes by and thoughts of Barb and times remembered still go through my mind and are shared with friends left behind as she is in peace.  I believe she looks down on us every day and smiles...knowing that some day we'll all be together again... in peace with her... laughing and smiling too."

This tribute was added by Lorraine Brinley on 12th August 2016

""Time may pass and fade away, but in our hearts you'll always stay." Love ya, Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Scott Brinley on 11th August 2016

"A lil' ditty comes to mind thinkin 'boutcha Barb... from one my favs:

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground. What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here...

Still and always loved!"

This tribute was added by Scott Brinley on 13th August 2015

"Its hard to believe its been 2 years since Barb's passing.  Barb, you're still missed!  There's those times we remember when her crazy sense of humor comes out when we say "remember when" and Barb's name comes up.  Always have good memories and great times never to be forgotten.  Love ya kid!  Scott"

This tribute was added by Lorraine Brinley on 12th August 2015

"Two years has passed so quickly.  Still think of you with fond memories. Rest in peace Barbara!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Winder on 5th October 2014

"Happy birthday in heaven Barb!! Missing you today, but I know you are with the angels! Until we meet again, my friend...air wiedersehen! xo"

This tribute was added by Nancy Winder on 4th October 2013

"Happy birthday Barb!! I know you are among angels and feeling God's peace and joy. You are missed. xov"

This tribute was added by chrissy moninghoff on 20th August 2013

"It is difficult to put my thoughts and feelings into written words. Needless to say that  I loved Barb dearly.  We had so many great times together...even up to her journeys end. Great times in florida bahamas and jersey shore to name a few. I will always miss you my dear friend until we meet again

This tribute was added by Lorraine Brinley on 20th August 2013

"My beautiful friend Barbara, I can't believe you're gone.  I know we hadn't seen much of each other over the last few years, but what time we did spend together has made so many good memories that will remain with me forever.  You were like a beacon of light when you entered a room...always warm, smiling and laughing!  Well, now I'm sure you're doing the same in heaven...til we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Jeanne Selby on 18th August 2013

"My old friend. We have shared a lifetime together. Like sisters we loved each other and fought with each other. Laughing and crying together, we both were so much to each other that a part of me has left this world too.  So many hearts are broken, longing to hear your laughter and voice.  I will miss you for the rest of my life, my dearest friend. Love you forever. Peace!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Winder on 14th August 2013

"My dear friend Barb...our paths crossed in 7th grade in German class and remained solid and true, despite losing touch at times. I am so thankful we became close again in the last decade. Your spirit of love, kindness, humor and loyalty will never be forgotten. Thank you for being you. Will always treasure the memories. God has another angel. Love you & God willing, will see you again.  XO"

This tribute was added by Annette Dambach on 14th August 2013

"Remember so many fun times at Menlo Park School and in highschool at the football games.  Only wished I had more time to talk at the class reunion.  I know you lived so close to me and we talked about having lunch.  Wish we did.  I know you are now enjoying good health and happiness in heaven.  Praying for your family at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Scott Brinley on 14th August 2013

" sweet gypsy free spirit fun lovin' friend!  So many laughs and good times.  You'll always be loved and remembered by so many who's lives you brought so much joy to.  You're a unique friend and will be missed dearly.  Know you're in peace now with your loved ones.  Love ya Barb!"

This tribute was added by Bernadette Olejko-Gadaleta on 14th August 2013

"No obit can ever sum up one's life in a few paragraphs. She was trained as a massage therapist. She pursued many kinds of artisitic expression before she found her passion in jewelry making. She was extremely proud of her German Heritage & JPS/76, 103 characters left to describe the kind, gentle person Barb was.Not nearly enough! I told her on 8/10/13 she would never be forgotten!"

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This memorial is administered by:

Denise Fertig

Kindly sponsored by:
Jeanne Selby


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