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Barbara Waechter Pfunke

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HOPE - Barbara Waechter Pfunke, 78, of Hope Township, passed away March 4, 2013, at her home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William E. and Mary Ellen (Lillard) Waechter.

Barbara was a graduate of Catherine Gibbs School and worked for several years for the federal government before raising her family. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter Carl Pfunke, an engineer and organist, who died May 9, 2007.

Peter and Barbara, married in 1956, were longtime residents of Locust Valley, N.Y., Mendham and Hope.

Barbara is survived by her loving family: son, Eric, and daughter-in-law, Deborah; son, Mark; and a daughter, Carol, and son-in-law, Michael Zielinski; and three grandchildren, Brian, William and Patrick.

A small graveside service for both Peter and Barbara will be held at Hilltop Church in Mendham, date to be arranged.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Barbara's memory to Common Sense for Animals, PO Box 589, Broadway, NJ 08808.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Mar. 7, 2013
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