Barbara Rittenburg, a long time resident of Sharon died on Saturday, July 14, 2012. She was 81 years old. Born in Boston she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Jeannette (Lebowitz) Jacobs. She grew up in Dorchester and received her Bachelors Degree from Boston University. Mrs. Rittenburg and her late husband Paul moved to Sharon on 1959 where she taught 6th grade in the public schools for 27 years. Mrs. Ritenburg is survived by her children James Rittenburg & his wife Lorna of PA, Lori Small & her husband Keith of Sharon and Julie Libon & her husband Bob of NJ. And her grandchildren Jaclyn, Thomas, Daniel, Becky, Valerie, Megan & her husband Mike, Alyssa and Angus. She was the sister of Melvin Jacobs & his wife Elane of FL and sister-in-law of Stephen Rittenburg & his wife Charlotte, Susan Epstein & her husband Jim, Jane Delaney & her late husband Thomas Delaney and the late Robert Rittenburg and his late wife Mimi. Services were held at the Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel in Canton on Monday, July 16. Burial followed at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Research c/o Dr. David McDermott, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.