SOMERSET-BARBARA (MORRIS) MELCER passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset. She was 79.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Barbara lived in Bridgewater for forty years, before residing in The Renaissance at Somerset for the past six years.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an Administrator for The Jointure for Community & Adult Education which also ran the after school for programs in Somerset County, for 10 years. She was involved in her children's activities, a Girl Scout troup leader, volunteered in her children's classrooms and also volunteered at the HappyTimers.
Barbara was a congregant of Temple Shalom in Bridgewater, for over 40 years.
Barbara spent her time reading romantic novels, playing Mahjong, watching the Giants & Mets games and crocheting scarves, starting as scarves for her beloved granddaughter's dolls and progressing from there. Mostly, she loved spending time with her grandchildren
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Sheldon Melcer; her daughter Heather, of California; her son Brian and his wife Michelle, of East Brunswick; her two grandchildren, Lauren and Andrew; and her brother, Jeffrey Morris, of Florida.
Services are private under the direction of the Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our "Tributes" page.
Memorial donations in Barbara's memory can be made to the Christina S. Walsh Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 401, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0401
I have known Barbara and Sheldon for over 40 years. My son Larry and her son Brian have been best friends for over 40 years. We have broken our fast at the end of Yom Kippur every year since we met. Barbara was like a 2nd mother to Larry over the years. Barbara passed away exactly on the date 5 months after my wife Judi passed away. Sheldon , take heart - she is in a better place as is Judi. You can count on the help of your family during this trying time as I am of my family.Take care of yourself - i will keep in touch.
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