Obituary of Barbara Bartkowski Cox
Barbara Gail Johnson Bartkowski Cox, 82, of Kinnelon, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2022.
Born in Bermuda on November 1, 1939, Barbara was the daughter of Eric Leslie Johnson and Lucretia Antoinette Grieco Johnson. She graduated Montclair High School and married Barry Bartkowski in 1958. Before moving to Smoke Rise of Kinnelon, NJ in 1971, they resided in Hopatcong, NJ.
Barbara was a member of the Women of Smoke Rise, the Bowling Club, Smoke Rise Golf Club, Smoke Rise Players, the Gourmet Club and Laurel Guild. After losing her first husband, she founded the Smoke Rise Solos Group in 1999. She cherished her friends of the Friday Night Dinner Group, as well as her Canasta and longtime Bridge players. She was an active member and served on the board at the Community Church of Smoke Rise, where she was a member for over 30 years. She loved to travel and cruising was her favorite.
Barbara is predeceased by her parents; sister, Judith Johnson; her first husband, Barry Bartkowski, and her son, Stanley Bartkowski. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years George Cox; her devoted daughter, Debbie and her husband Scott Annaheim; her grandchildren Nicholas, Virginia, and Heidi Annaheim, Eric and Jillian Bartkowski; daughter-in-law, Lyn Avedikian; stepdaughter Betty and her husband Dan Stalter; stepson Dave and his wife Stephanie Cox; stepson Dan and his wife Anne Cox; step grandchildren Danny Stalter, Tyler & Morgan Stalter, Nicole and Dylan Jeryc, Kristen Cox, Brian Cox ; step grandchildren Danielle and Erinn Schalm, Michael and Niki Cox; and 5 beloved step great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on May 4, 2022 at the Community Church of Smoke Rise, 38 North Road, Kinnelon at 10:00AM, with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 11:00AM.