Barbara B. Erdman
Barbara B. Erdman, “Bobbie,” age 61, passed away Thursday April 22, 2021 in Beverly Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of Joan T. Bassett and the late Alton H. Bassett. For 37 years, she was the beloved wife of William P. Erdman.
After growing up in Princeton, NJ, Bobbie’s love of sports, especially tennis and lacrosse, led to a Physical Education degree from college and a lifelong career as a health and gym teacher. The beginning of her career took Bobbie back to Princeton where she met future husband “Billy” Erdman, also from Princeton. The marriage started with 17 years in California, where Bobbie eventually became an athletic director at a local school. Both of their children, Jamie and Drew, were born in San Jose, CA. In early 2000, the family moved to Boston’s North Shore, where she eventually took a position at Brookwood School as a physical education teacher and coach. Bobbie also helped start the Hamilton-Wenham girls lacrosse program.
Bobbie loved kids, and thrived on watching them gain confidence through enjoyable activities, games, and sports. Home was invariably open and filled with her children’s companions. Bobbie’s friends were equally important, and perhaps her most memorable gift was being a good listener, and her generous spirit. She was always ready to lend an ear, or hand, to any friend in need.
Bobbie thrived outdoors. In California, many family days were spent camping, hiking, and windsurfing. She loved walking the beaches near her home in Wenham. To see Bobbie in her “Happy Place” meant going to her yard where she would garden until darkness, stopping only when all bird feeders were full. The birds of Wenham will miss Bobbie as much as anyone.
In addition to her husband and mother in Skillman, NJ, Barbara is survived by daughter Jamie B. Erdman of Denver, CO; son Drew H. Erdman of Salt Lake City, UT; and sister Linda A. Bassett and her partner George Morris of Buckley, WA.
A private graveside service will be held for Bobbie at the Iron Rail Cemetery in Wenham. Due to Covid restrictions, the family hopes to have a live feed during the service for those who cannot attend.
A Princeton church service in Bobbie’s honor will be on Tuesday, May 11th. Once again, the gathering is restricted to a small number of family members. For updates and directions, please visit Campbell Funeral Home: campbellfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund through her Giving Page at danafarber.jimmyfund.org.
Arlene Carnevale Sannino Kemph
Arlene Carnevale Sannino Kemph, 86, of Columbia, TN, died on April 29, 2021 at her daughter’s home surrounded by loved ones.
She was born October 3, 1934 in Princeton, New Jersey, daughter of the late Raphael Carnevale and Lillian Carrignan.
She graduated from Princeton High School in 1952, then attended Rider College. After attending college, she worked at Krasny Law Firm in Trenton, until retiring to Brick Township with her husband Carleton in 1995. In 2014, she moved to Tennessee to be closer with her daughters and grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons Mark Sannino of Princeton, NJ, and William Sannino of New Hope, PA; daughters Sandra Morreale and Terri Hoschek of Columbia, TN; brother Ralph Carnevale of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren Cody and Lance Hoschek of Columbia, Kristina Morreale Cooper of Charlotte, NC, Zachery Sannino, and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kemph was predeceased in death by her husband, Carleton Kemph.
Memorium contributions may be made to Maury Hills Church of Christ in Columbia, TN.
Lydia Osborne, 74, of Pennington, NJ, passed away surrounded by her family on April 24, 2021 at Capital Health Medical Center –Hopewell.
Lydia was born and raised in Princeton, NJ. After living in Ewing, NJ, for a couple of years, she moved to Pennington where she was a resident for the past 45 years. She graduated from Princeton High School and started her career at The Alumni Council of Princeton University in 1965. She left her career for ten years to start a family, however, she returned in 1983. As the Assistant to the Director of the Alumni Council, her compassion, knowledge, dedication, smile, and contagious personality were known by many Princeton alumni.
During her career, she was known by many as the go-to person who embraced all those who crossed her path. A highlight of her career was being selected as an honorary class member to the Princeton University classes of 1950, 1974, and 1983. She retired after 37 years at Princeton University.
She enjoyed her lifelong friendships, movies, visiting family/friends, and her biggest loves, her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, having Sunday dinners, and watching her grandchildren.
Predeceased by her father, Frederick Spring Osborne, mother Katherine Mitchell Osborne, and brother Frederick Spring Osborne, Jr., she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Kopliner IV of Pennington; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Meredith Sferra of Pennington; and three grandchildren Ava, Ryan, and Joshua.
Cremation and burial will be private.
A memorial service will be scheduled shortly for all to remember her life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mather Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ.
Rina Shack, of Pennington, New Jersey, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at the age of 91.
Rina Shack was born in Vienna, Austria, on August 15, 1929 to Anna and Leo Ginsberg. In 1938, at the age of 9, Rina and her family escaped the Nazi Regime that was closing in on Jewish families in Vienna and immigrated to Palestine and three years later to New York City. While German was her native tongue, she learned Hebrew while living in Palestine and later English once settled in the U.S. Rina attended school in Brooklyn and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Hunter College majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. She later went on to study Psychology at the graduate level at Columbia University.
Rina, in the late 1960s, worked as a social worker supporting foster care children at The Leake and Watts Orphanage in Westchester County. In the mid-1970s-1980s Rina was the Director of The Mercer County Senior Citizen’s Nutrition Program supporting social, recreational, and nutritional needs of seniors. After retiring, while raising her children Rina worked as a real estate broker.
Through Rina’s varied careers she was able to express many of her special qualities — including her ability to take people in need under her wing and help them achieve their goals, her unbridled at times charismatic loving personality, her intelligence, her social connectedness, as well as her kind and empathic nature.
Rina was predeceased by her loving husband Norman in 2002. She is survived by her three adoring children Susan, Jonathan, and Daniel and their spouses, as well as six beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services and burial will be private at The Princeton Cemetery, N.J.
The family respectfully requests that contributions offered in Rina’s memory be directed to support Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County (jfcsonline.org/tributes) and/or Jewish National Fund Tree Center (usa.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center).
To send condolences to the family please visit Rina’s obituary page at OrlandsMemorialChapel.com.