~~Barbara Binder Mehlin, 81 of Mantoloking, New Jersey and Palm City, Florida, passed away on April 17 in Morristown, New Jersey.
Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1933, she is predeceased by her parents, Herold and Helena Binder. Barbara was a graduate of Millburn High School and Marjorie Webster Junior College. Although she was primarily a homemaker during her adult years, she was employed at various times in her life by Summit Elizabeth Trust Company, First Fidelity Bank and Macy’s. Barbara loved gardening, bird watching, travel, her beloved Jersey Shore and, of course, her adorable Yorkshire Terriers, Willy and Vicky. She was an extremely devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was beloved by her family and dear friends.
Barbara was a member of the Bay Head Yacht Club, the Mantoloking Yacht Club and the Harbor Ridge Yacht and Country Club. She was a long time member of the Twigs organization in Chatham, New Jersey and a volunteer at Overlook Hospital. Barbara had the gift of gab and would strike up a conversation with everyone she met.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert, her children, Robert, Jr. (Abby) and Bonnie Fairbrother (Robert) and her grandchildren, Courtney Fairbrother, Keith Fairbrother, Ryan Mehlin and Gregory Mehlin. She is also survived by her sister, Janet Hurd.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave in Springfield on Wednesday, April 22nd at 12:30pm. Friends are invited to visit from 11am to 12:30pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Episcopal Church of St. Simon-by-the-Sea, P.O. Box 532, 1324 Ocean Avenue, Mantoloking, New Jersey 08738.
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