Barbara Ann Truair, 74, a lifelong resident of Port Monmouth, passed away Thursday, December 8th. Barbara was born in Long Branch, on March 25, 1948, a daughter of the late Jeanne and Elmer Yager. After marrying in 1968, she and her husband Bob bought a house on the same block where she grew up, to raise their own family. After a long career with the New Jersey Highway Authority, Barbara retired in 2001 to enjoy her golden years with her grandchildren.
Barbara was a member of the Port Monmouth Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping and cooking, and usually made more than enough food to feed an army of people. She also enjoyed travelling. She looked forward to her annual anniversary trip to Aruba with her husband Bob. Most of all, Barbara loved to help others and she especially loved to spoil her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed during family game night. Barbara will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert Truair, Sr, this past May. She is survived by their 6 children: Barbara Ann Truair, Sharon (Ken) Herceg, Christy Truair, Jessica (Dave) Brandzel, Andrea (Neal) Polycandriotis, and Robert (Gina) Truair, Jr. She also leaves behind her 4 siblings; Elmer (the late Debbie) Yager, Theresa (Bill) Barry, Margaret Rozens, and Katherine (Bill) Straniero, along with 12 grandchildren: Cheyann, Robert, Josie, Hunter, Scott, Jr., Jamie, Danny, Nikko, Robbie, Gabby, Brianna, Nicholas and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Sunday from 2 - 5 pm a funeral service will conclude the afternoon at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A private cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude's Hospital, PO Box 187 Memphis, TN 38101 www.stjude.org or the SPCA at www.monmouthcountyspca.org
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