Barbara R Sedlacek

February 25, 1936March 28, 2018

Barbara Ruth Smith Sedlacek, 82, of Surf City, NJ passed away on March 28, 2018. Barbara was born in Manchester, Iowa on February 25, 1936 on the Smith Apple Orchard. She graduated from Mt. Mercy College in Nursing and practiced as an RN until her retirement. She met the love of her life, Marvin Sedlacek and they married in 1956. The young couple made their home in Fair Oaks, California. Barbara and Marvin were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Andi and their son, Steve. They were married for 59 years before Marvin passed away in 2015. Besides her beloved children, Barbara was also blessed with her precious granddaughters; Brooke & Christopher Oldham; Bridget Lea and Angelo Salkowski; Morgan and Kyle Gross; and Chase Bendik. Upon their retirement, Marvin and Barbara moved to Surf City, NJ where she volunteered selflessly with the EMS for 23 years. Barbara had an amazing heart and a love for all, especially her puppies. She will be greatly missed by all, especially her loving family. The family will receive friends and family at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Surf City on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00am-11:00am. A memorial mass will follow at 11:00am at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the Surf City EMS, 713 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08008 Arrangements were handled by the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ To leave online condolences, please visit


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, April 14, 2018

Barbara R Sedlacek

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Theresa Roberts

April 8, 2018

Barbara was one of the kindest, most loving individuals I ever had the honor of meeting. Barbara and Marvin gave many hours at All Saints Regional Catholic School in Manahawkin where they were part of the Senior Saint program there. I enjoyed countless hours talking to Barbara about so many subjects but her favorite subject to talk about was her family, the love she had for her children and her grandchildren. Thank you dear friend, for the wonderful memories, for sharing your generous heart with me and all whose lives you touched! You will truly be missed! Well done, good and trustworthy servant!

Margie Kulinski

April 2, 2018

Barbara was truly the best next door neighbor we ever had. The Kulinski Family have know her and her deceased husband and family for 25+ years in Surf City. She will be greatly missed. I still cannot believe she is gone. I will miss talking with her outside while her dog, Boots, roams close by. I will miss bringing her mail that got delivered to us in error and would speak with her for about an hour about random things. I will miss asking if she wants any veggies from our garden and the smile she gives out when our two girls would bring over her strawberries that were growing wild in her backyard that got out of control. It was interesting hearing her talking about how she grew up on a farm and the helpful information about nursing (which she retired from) for our oldest daughter who is presently going to college to major in.
Our hearts go out to her family. We will be thinking of you Barbara. Love you and miss you.

Jackiewicz Edith

March 29, 2018

Barbara was a truly great and loving person She will be missed by all her many friends and family.