In Memory

Barbara Hay

Barbara Hay

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04/24/14 11:03 AM #1    

Stephen Dixon

I met Barb (Bobbie to many) in elementary school.  She was kind of a ringleader of the group that migrated from Mt. Washington over to WHHS in our 7th grade year. Bright, funny, organized (!) and always....always a sweetheart, Barb had huge groups of people who loved her throughout every stage of her life.

Ever the instigator, Barb, along with John Adams, got most of our gang back together the summer we were all turning 50. I couldn't make that one, but we did it again when we hit 60, at the Lodge at Lake Lure. So much fun! Oldies playing all weekend. People brought picture albums and scrapbooks. We all fit right back ogether, as solid as ever.

When Barb's battle with cancer re-emerged, Dale Siemer got us together in Southern Pines, NC where Barb and her second husband lived. And a bunch of us continued to visit her until the end. We got to meet the community of folks who had loved and worked with Barb during her years in North Carolina. They were legion. Dale, Pam Hall Steves and I were with her just a few days before she passed away.

Here is a shot of Me & Barb on the day we were leaving Lake Lure, in June of 2006:


04/24/14 11:39 AM #2    

Gail Weintraub (Stern)

Thank you for your comments, Steve. Your words brought tears to my eyes.

I, too, remember Bobbie so fondly. She was a dear friend during our years at WHHS. Sadly, we lost touch with one another after graduation. I only learned about her after she had passed. I am not surprised that she had a cadre of dear friends in every phase of her life.

I am so touched by the way your grade school/high school group stuck together in the good times and the bad. Thanks for sharing these memories with us.

04/26/14 01:07 PM #3    

Stephen Dixon

Dale Siemer, Pam Hall (Steves) & Me with Barb, on one of our jaunts to see her and her husband, Dick Molvin, in Southern Pines, NC.  This was in September of 2008.

04/28/14 02:30 PM #4    

Larry Klein

I was lucky to visit with 'Bobbie' in her last year.  She came 'home' to Cincy and Dale hosted a dinner with several old friends.  Still the charmer.  We sat together in the back of Mr. Iacabucci's math class and endured a semester together.  I hitched a ride home from the Peanuts after-party in Pleasant Ridge with Barb and Mike Colangelo.  Lovely lady.

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