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Obituary for Barbara (nee Block) Miller

August 3, 2019
Colmar, Pennsylvania

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Barbara Miller (nee Block), 72, of Colmar, passed away on August 3, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family. Barbara was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Byron and Helen Block. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in secondary education. After college she became a sales engineer at IBM, then worked at the family business, Block Distributors, as an office manager. While raising their family, she and her husband were owners/operators of Party Time USA. She then worked for Builders Prime as a bookkeeper.

Barbara was a devoted member of Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, PA, serving as president of the congregation and president of the Women's League. She tutored many b'nai mitzvot students and she was an active member of the choir. Barbara also enjoyed being a gabbai and helping out in the TBI kitchen. Barbara loved cooking, baking, and hosting large family dinners. She was an avid Philly sports fan, she enjoyed going on cruises, and reading a good book in the sun.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Robert; and her three children, Jennifer Toomey, Jordan (Elise), and Corey (Maggy). She will be missed by her eight grandchildren: Evan, Marshall, Lily, Hannah, Audrey, Pearl, Otis, and Jacob. She is also survived by her brother Richard and a large extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Barbara's Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:50am at Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue, 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA, followed by her funeral service at 11am. Interment will immediately follow at Tiferet Bet Israel Cemetery at 300 Fairfield Road in Norristown, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Leonard & Madlyn Abramson ECEC at Tiferet Bet Israel. To share a thought or a memory of Barbara, please visit www.lifecelebration.com. Family services are entrusted under the care of Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Leonard & Madlyn Abramson ECEC at Tiferet Bet Israel.
  • he Leonard & Madlyn Abramson ECEC
    Tiferet Bet Israel

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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