Barbara McDade

March 15, 1942October 11, 2018
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Barbara McDade (nee Goldey), 76, resident of a little log cabin on Peddie Lake in Hightstown, New Jersey, and formerly of Haddon Township, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10th.

Barbara was born on March 15, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rita Goldey (nee Sheinoff) and Wilford Goldey, and was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, James McDade Sr. and her parents. Barbara is survived by her two sons, James McDade Jr. and Keith McDade; daughter-in-law Wendy McDade (nee Mitchell); and two grandsons, William McDade and Jack (Andrew) McDade, as well as their family dog, Scout. She is also fondly remembered by her nephew Mitchel Sheinoff, his wife June and their son Greg; by her step-mother Jane Goldey, her daughter Lori and grandson Damien; and by Keith’s partner Cheryl.

Barbara lived a very full life. She grew up in southern New Jersey and graduated from Moorestown High School in 1960. During her early years, she spent much time with what became her life-long friends in Maple Shade and on the Jersey shore with her grandparents Ida and Moe Sheinoff. She met her husband Jim though her work: she was delivering telegrams and Jim was delivering telegraphs. They raised two sons while she worked in film production and property management. Later, Barbara worked in the family retail candle business and in the HVAC partnership of Phillips McDade.

She had a profound impact on many others. She volunteered extensively with Meals on Wheels, as a school aid, and as a literacy tutor. She spent decades playing volleyball and “May I” cards with some of her dearest friends, and frequently visited the Jersey shore. In her retirement years, she enjoyed attending her grandsons’ many school and sporting events and was affectionately known as “Bubbie” to her friends and neighbors in Hightstown. She was an amazing person in so many ways -- connecting and uplifting people at every chance she had. There was not a day that went by where she was not grateful for all that life offered and all that she was able to do.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 10AM-11AM and a memorial service from 11AM to 12PM on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home 226 West Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108. Please leave your remembrances of Barbara on

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests donations in Barbara McDade’s name either to the Ronald McDonald House 550 Mickle Blvd. Camden, NJ 08103 (or ) or to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Attn: Annual Giving 885 Second Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017. In Memo line on the check, write Barbara’s name.


  • James McDade Sr., Husband
  • Rita Goldey, Mother
  • Wilford Goldey, Father
  • James McDade Jr., Son
  • Keith McDade, Son
  • Wendy McDade, Daughter-in-law
  • William McDade, Grandson
  • Jack (Andrew) McDade, Grandson
  • Also their family dog, Scout, nephew Mitchel Sheinoff, his wife June and their son Greg; by her step-mother Jane Goldey, her daughter Lori and grandson Damien; and by Keith’s partner Cheryl.

  • Ronlad McDonald House
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 14, 2018

Barbara McDade

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Gwen Rudderow

October 13, 2018

My Condolence to Barbara's family. We have been friends for a long time. We started our monthly "Sorority" meeting back in the early 1960's. I moved to Florida in the 80"s but when ever I visited N.J. the girls would always hold a meeting. We shared lots of good times. Barbara was always up for anything. She was always kind and caring. I will miss her even though we only saw each other rarely, They say true friends go long periods of time without seeing each other but never question their friendship.

Gwen Rudderow

Ralph Johnson

October 13, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family.
I remember Barbara well as a classmate from our freshman to senior year a t Moorestown H.S. I especially remember her jovial smile and personality. During our first week as freshman (during a student class change over) Barbara came up to several students and said " I want to tweet your cheek." Then she would use her thumb and finger to do a slight twist on the person's facial cheek. I was among those who had their "cheek tweeted." I never did ask her what was the reason for the "cheek tweet." Years later when I would attend High School reunions, Barbara would come over to me and say "hi Ralph, I'm Barbara Goldey. My reply would always be " hi Barbara, I remember you." She would smile and say "I remember you too."
May you rest in peace Barb.
(Ralph E. Johnson, MHS class of 1960)

Jennie (Rooth) Medvic

October 13, 2018

Barb was a very calming person. She never complained or spoke ill of anyone. Her peaceful and loving presence will be missed.

warren Maines

October 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss, great gal.