Barbara Stuart

  • "Barb lived her life lovingly. She was my friend"
    - Douglas Telasha
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    - Kerry Nye
  • " To My Loving Sister, Rest in Peace.... All of our love to..."
    - Robert Strauss
  • "I was so shocked to hear of Barb's death. My sympathy goes..."
  • "Barb was so much fun to work with! When I think of her, I..."

January 5, 1962 - October 6, 2012

Barbara Jane Quenville Stuart, age 50, passed away on Saturday, October 6th, 2012, after a courageous three and one half year struggle with cancer. She was born on January 5th, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Barb was receiving treatment in Indianapolis, Indiana at Indiana University Health Hospital when her fight ended.

She is survived by her mother and father, Beverly Strauss and R.C. "Joe" Strauss, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Denise Strauss, niece, Noel Strauss, and her uncle and aunt, Dave and Barbara Hagstrom.

Barb was a resident of Ellicott City, Maryland, and also leaves a tremendous group of friends, co-workers, and neighbors behind who truly treasured her spirit and strength of life. Barbara taught school in Charles County, Maryland for two years and has been employed by Howard County Public Schools for 26 years as a teacher, reading specialist and reading support teacher. She gave her all to the betterment of students improving and succeeding in reading and writing.

She graduated from Severna Park High School in 1980. Barbara then earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education in 1984 from The University of Maryland. Her Master's Degree in education was also attained from UMCP in 1991. A true Terp For Life!

As teaching children to read was Barb's mission in life, her extensive collection of materials and books will be graciously donated to The Belize Fund, a nonprofit organization founded by The Portal Institute. This group supports the academic and health education for the children of Belize. Monetary donations can be made in Barbara's honor to this group if desired: The Belize Fund, c/o The Portal Institute, Inc.,
163 Melrose Road, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania 18847.

A memorial service in Barbara's honor will be held in the future in Annapolis, Maryland.
Published in The Capital on Nov. 2, 2012
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