Barbara (Kandel) Wetmore ’76

16 September 2014

Class: 1976

Residence: Stroudsburg, PA

Deceased: September 3, 2014


Born on: 08/18/1954

Passed on: 09/03/2014

Barbara J. Wetmore, 60, of Stroudsburg, died on Sept. 3, 2014, in the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home, Snydersville. She was the loving wife of Michael J. Wetmore for 30 years.

Born in Neuilly sur Seine, France, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Elise (Wilker) Kandel. She was a 1972 graduate of the Pocono Mountain High School and then attended Carleton College, Minnesota; Bard College in New York; Northampton Community College and East Stroudsburg University. 

She was employed by many local companies as an office worker, in hospitality and service and as a certified nursing assistant. In recent years, she volunteered with the American Red Cross, PATH, Habitat for Humanity and RSVP. Barbara was also active in TOALC at East Stroudsburg University and in Relay for Life.

Barbara was a longtime member of the Zion United Church of Christ of Stroudsburg, where she and Michael were married. She recently attended Analomink United Methodist Church, where she and Michael sang int he choir.

Barbara had a vibrant personality which endeared her to all who came into contact with her. She touched the lives of countless people.

She enjoyed crafts, reading, music, the many concerts, plays, movies and exhibits she and Michael attended, as well as their many Scrabble games. Every week night they were home, Barbara and Michael never failed to watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, right up to her last week on earth.

In addition to Michael, she is survived by siblings; Marion Pierson-Miller, wife of Glenn Miller, of Lancaster, Jeanne Allen, wife of Robert Allen, of Warrenton, Virginia, and William Kandel, husband of Asya Akhlaque, of Washington D.C.; stepdaughter, Dr. Barbara Adams (Wetmore) of Nenana, Alaska; and her cat, Callie; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces,  nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ronald Kandel; mother-in-law, Virginia Wetmore; and the “Viels and Buck.”

Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home

23. N Ninth St, Stroudsburg

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