Barron, Ann Passed away at the age of 97 on December 23, 2013, in Audubon, PA. Ann was the devoted wife of the late Ralph Barron. Born in Denton, Texas on July 8, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Sarah and Aaron Toplitz and sister of Frances Blatt of Dallas. Ann attended Northwestern University in Chicago and graduated with two degrees in music from SMU. A talented pianist, Ann was devoted to music throughout her life. She performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician; worked as a public school music teacher; and founded and was the first music director of the Main Line Reform Temple of Wynnewood, PA. Ann was a longtime member of the honorary music sorority Mu Phi Epsilon (70+ years) and the Musical Coterie of Wayne. Over time, Ann performed nearly all of the repertoire written for two pianos. She loved playing trios with her daughters, violinist Linda Litwin of Newtown Square, PA, and cellist Carol Premack of Bedford, MA. In addition to being dedicated to music, Ann was active in politics, serving as a Committee Chair for the Democratic Party, and passionate about travel, which she did extensively with her husband, Ralph. Besides her daughters, she leaves four grandchildren (Ken and Mark Litwin, Laura and Jay Premack) and one great grandchild (Susannah Litwin). The funeral will be held in Philadelphia on Dec. 30th. In Ann's honor, the family asks that donations be sent to Temple Emanu-El or to a charity of ones choice.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 29, 2013