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Barbara Moeller

April 4, 1943 — March 14, 2024

Glen Burnie

Barbara Ann Moeller, 80, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center after a brief illness. Barbara was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 1943, to parents Frank H. and Elizabeth (McAfee) Moeller. While the family initially lived in Baltimore City, they moved to Glen Burnie in 1948.

 

Barbara graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1961 and her Gopher pride never wavered. She was a founding member of the GBHS Alumni Wall of Honor and remained active on this committee until her passing. Barbara was the proud recipient of this award in 2008, being recognized for her life-long dedication as a volunteer in a variety of roles that positively impacted our youth and community.

 

She worked for Pantry Pride for many years before becoming self employed in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. As a young adult, Barb enjoyed coaching softball for Glen Burnie Recreation, as well as the Glen Burnie Unlimited teams in the 1960s and 1970s. She formed strong bonds with players and loved meeting with many of them for their monthly lunches.

 

For many years Barbara volunteered with the “Hopeful Wheelers” a group of bowling enthusiasts living with Multiple Sclerosis. She could be found at the bowling alley each week, assisting bowlers who had physical limitations, celebrating each spare or strike, and offering encouragement. Barb enjoyed volunteering at North Arundel Hospital by offering treats from the snack cart to patients and holding personal conversations with everyone along the way. 

 

Barbara was an active member of the Glen Burnie Recreation Association (GBRA), serving as a Board Member (1978), Vice-President (1987), and President (1988 – Present). She was instrumental in obtaining a grant through Anne Arundel County to purchase the property and had immense pride in remaining active with the entire dance program until her passing.  She passionately believed that this property should benefit the community as a whole and enjoyed seeing the large green space in use by a variety of outside organizations such as local soccer teams, lacrosse teams, and cheer squads. 

 

Barbara joined the Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA) in 1986 and helped affect positive changes within the community due to her passion and dedication. She served on the Board of Directors until being elected President in 1998, a position she held until her death. She was the Chairman of the Big Glen Burnie Carnival 1990 and was particularly proud of the “Special Day” event for individuals with mental or physical limitations.  

 

She was an integral part of the Town Center Revitalization Committee and championed improvements to bring the area to a position where local retail establishments could thrive and benefit Glen Burnie residents.

 

Barbara’s passion and dedication for the Glen Burnie community did not go unrecognized.  She was the recipient of countless awards, citations, and recognitions from a variety of elected officials and other organizations over the span of five decades. 

 

In 2006, a short unnamed road connecting B&A Boulevard and Post 40 Road was officially named “Barbara Moeller Way”. The placement of this recognition was so appropriate, as it led directly to The Glen Burnie Improvement Association and the carnival grounds. While it is unlikely that anyone who ever met Barbara Moeller could possibly forget her, “Barbara Moeller Way” will ensure that future generations will remember her permanently, as well.

 

Barb loved Coca-Cola, steamed crabs, and crawfish but absolutely hated mayonnaise. In the little spare time she had, she found relaxation in jigsaw puzzles. Barb enjoyed playing bingo and was an active supporter of fundraising events for local schools and non-profit organizations. It was typical for Barb to have the luckiest card of the night. She was an active participant in the Teen Center Reunion Dances each year and enjoyed dancing to 50’s music. Barb was a Raven’s fan and enjoyed watching the Little League World Series. Barb’s loyalty to friends was unfathomable, as relationships were a key part of her DNA. Barb is best known as “The Mayor” of Glen Burnie. While this in an unofficial title, it was certainly well deserved. Her passing leaves a deep void for those who loved her and will undoubtedly impact our community for years to come. 

 

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Frank H. Moeller, and Elizabeth (McAffee) Moeller, an infant brother, and longtime friend Sharon Engler. She is survived by Dorothy Engler, Holly Shirey, several loving cousins, and longtime friends who have become family.

 

Services to honor and celebrate the life of Barbara Moeller will be held at Singleton Funeral and Cremation Services P.A. in Glen Burnie on the following dates:


 Visitation:  Monday – March 18 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Visitation:  Tuesday – March 19 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)


 The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday – March 20th – at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Ed Spuler will officiate. Interment to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park.

 

Live streaming of the funeral on Wednesday is available via Zoom by using the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82947830370


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barb's name to the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway S., Glen Burnie, MD 21061 or to the Glen Burnie Recreation Association, 326 Greenway Road SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.


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Visitation

Monday, March 18, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, March 18, 2024

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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