Barbara May Halambeck, 89, of St. Simons Island, Ga., entered peacefully into eternal rest Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Barbara was born Aug. 16, 1929, in Claremont, N.H., the daughter of the late John Hollenbach and the late Eleanor Johnson Hollenbach. She was also preceded in death by her late husband, William “Babe” Joseph Halambeck; two sisters, Ollie Clady and Helen Macmillan; and one niece, Shelia Macmillan.
Barbara resided in Vermont during her childhood years. Later she moved to Ohio where she worked as a secretary for Arthur Anderson CPAs. She met her late husband, “Babe,” at his restaurant in Cleveland. They resided in Rocky River, Ohio, before they moved to St. Simons Island in 1979. Barbara became a member of the Sea Palms Ladies Golf League and enjoyed the sport for many years. She always enjoyed the lifestyle and the enduring friendships that the island offered.
Left to cherish Barbara’s memories are her two daughters, Debra Girman (Edward) of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Linnea Hille of Bay Village, Ohio; four grandchildren, Clint Kaptur (Nicole) of Bay Village, Ohio, Michelle Dennis (Scott) of Fort Myers, Fla., Allison Fillmore (Scott) of Atlanta, Ga., and Alan Thomas of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three nieces, Gail Sammond (John) of Orange Park, Fla., Cheryl Clady of Jacksonville, Fla., and Barbara Martin of Apopka, Fla.; three nephews, Bruce Macmillan of Saipan, MP, and John Macmillan and Richard Macmillan, both of Longwood, Fla. Five great-grandchildren also survive.
Barbara will always be remembered for her infectious smile. She loved to travel and was an avid animal lover. She had a devoted cat named Harpo that she also loved dearly. She also enjoyed playing golf and socializing. Barbara will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come.
A celebration of life gathering to honor her life will be held between 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at Thrive at Frederica, on St. Simons Island.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you for memorial contributions made in Barbara’s memory to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomilerandsons.com.