Barbara Oake, 87, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away June 27 arising from complications of pneumonia with her favorite child by her side.
Barbara is predeceased by her husband Roy (2017) and son Mark (1962). She is survived by 5 children – William (Linda Woolf), Michael, Roy (Kelly), Susan Ephraim (Joseph), and Laura (Michael Wood); 7 grandchildren – Brittney Upman (Michael), Michael (Chelsea), Cassandra, Raegan, Erica, Tyler Wood, and Gage; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews around the globe.
Barbara was born in Lithuania in 1932. At the end of WWII, she was an interpreter of 7 languages for the US Army. She immigrated to the US with her mother in 1949.
Barbara and Roy married in 1957 and raised a family in Piscataway, NJ for 40+ years. During that time, Barbara worked for Western Electric/Bell Labs/Lucent technologies for 44 years. They remained there until retirement in 1999 to Skidaway Island, Savannah, Ga. Barbara and Roy were active members of the Landings community. She was in the 9 Holers and Bridge clubs. She loved to work out, play cards, socialize, and attend church, as she was a member of St. James the Less Catholic Church for 20 years.
A church service will be held August 3, 2020 at St. James the Less Catholic Church, Savannah, Ga at 10:00am. For anyone not able to attend, the service will be broadcast via live stream at St. James website https://www.stjamessav.com/live-stream. Due to quarantine and social distancing guidelines, a reception will not be held. Farewell our Little Laughing Lithuanian.Print This Obituary & Condolences