Barbara Berlin
Barbara Cunix Berlin, 63, beloved wife of Larry Wray, second mom to Christina (Barret) Bottomley and Katherine (Chase) Wonnell, cherished grandmother of Kennedy and Wyatt; dearest sister of Anne (Larry) Skal, the late Leonard (Janine) Cunix, Betsy (the late Martinus) Tels, and the late Lenore (Larry) Levy. Barbara was a wonderful person beloved by her friends and family. She was an intelligent and accomplished professional, decent, honest and warm. She leaves a void for all who were fortunate enough to have known her. She will be missed very much. She had a Bachelors in American Studies from Northwestern University and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. At the time of her death, she served as the Director for Comprehensive Planning for Health and Human Services with the Fairfax County (Virginia) County Government. Chapel services Thursday 10:00 am at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment will follow at Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For information: 847-255-3520 or

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 7, 2018.
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-9607
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My condolences, R. I. P.
Timothy Lowe
March 17, 2018
Barbara, Rest inPeace! My condolences to the family.
February 18, 2018
I am surprised and saddened to hear the news about Barbara. I respected her as a fellow planner and admired her as a wonderful person. My sincere condolences to her family.

Laurie Marston
Laurie Marston
February 12, 2018
I was shocked and sorry to hear about Barbara's sudden death. I am so sorry I can't be with you for the funeral. I will miss her greatly. I had tried to see her several times in the past few years but health issues got in the way. I offer my deepest condolences to the family. Love, Jilana Dellal
February 8, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about dear Barbara and offer our deepest condolences to the family. May the words at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 help comfort you during this difficult time.
David and Althea
February 7, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort be your strength during this difficult time. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 1 Peter 5:10
February 7, 2018
My sincere condolences to family and friends. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this difficult time - Isaiah 61:1, 2.
Priscilla Lynch
February 7, 2018
Stunned to hear this news. Barbara & I walked to elementary school as kids in Dayton. We had reconnected on Facebook in recent years. May her memory be for a blessing.
Ruth Klarin Silverman
Ruth Silverman
February 7, 2018
Stunned. Barbara -- whom I had known since our early days as city planners in the Chicago area -- and I had reconnected three years ago when we did some consulting for Fairfax County. Our conversation just picked up like it was yesterday. While I knew she was dealing with medical issues, I never expected this terrible news. She was simply a joy to know both professionally and personally. She was the consummate professional and a simply wonderful person. Her planning colleagues adored her. Her obituary really does hit it right on the nose when it says that "she leaves a void for all who were fortunate enough to have known her. She will be missed very much." My most sincere condolences to her husband and family.
Dan Lauber
February 7, 2018
Sorry to hear of your loss. May you receive comfort from the promise found at John 6:40.
February 7, 2018
Addie Suguitan
February 7, 2018
Sending my sincere condolences to all the love ones of Barbara. My your wonderful memories be a source of comfort and the God of comfort be with you all.
February 7, 2018
You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss.
February 7, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Make God your stronghold during this difficult time.
Cheryl Lynn
February 7, 2018