When there was a need pertaining to children Barbara stepped right up. In her younger years she was a leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Barb stayed on even after her sons outgrew the program. She trained other adults how to be leaders and chaired monthly Round Table meetings. In recognition of her volunteering time she was given the Silver Beaver award. In Bridgeport she was a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee and was a class mother for both of her sons’ classes. She spearheaded a committee at church to fill shoeboxes with everyday necessities to send to children in third world countries. Their joy at receiving their first ever Christmas presents was the ultimate reward.
Her children said she was a no nonsense mom, known to use any weapon that was handy to correct an errant son. They got to the table on time since her voice carried across Bridgeport. And Barb was always there when John played guitar and sang at local venues: she never missed a gig.
She started as a janitor when hired by Logan Township. When she retired after 33 years Barbara was in charge of the Construction Code Office: she was by the book, but always made sure to be pleasant when explaining any delays. She was also Zoning Board Secretary. When she became of age she joined Logan Twp. Seniors: she was part of the 10 percent who do 90 percent of the work; everything from Past President to current Treasurer.
She met a guy named Robert while picking out music on a jute box. They’d marry shortly after. She is the mother of David White, Jr. (Susan) and John White (fiancé Lori Spencer), sister of Frankie Zane and Kim Zane and grandmother of 3. She was pre-deceased by her husband, David White Sr.
Come celebrate 66 giving years Saturday December 1 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7 Church St., Bridgeport, 08014 where there will be a service at noon.
Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to St. Paul’s Church, Ramp Fund or Kings Things (where Barbara volunteered) 1402 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro 08085 .