Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

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Barbara Gudis

January 9, 1931May 16, 2020

Proofreader and clerk-typist, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, (89)

Barbara S. Gudis of Monroe Township, NJ died on May 16, 2020 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center while in hospice care.

Funeral services will consist of a graveside service for immediate family members only. Interment will be at Oheb Shalom Cemetery, North Broad Street, Hillside, NJ.

Barbara was born in Newark, NJ and graduated from Weequahic High School and attended Rutgers University. She lived in Newark, Irvington, Springfield, and Basking Ridge before moving to Monroe Township.

She was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a proofreader and by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in Elizabeth and Westfield for many years as a clerk-typist.

Barbara was active with Deborah Hospital Foundation, The Concordia Players and Workmen’s Circle. She was also a volunteer with The Jewish Federation of Middlesex County and The Jewish War Veterans.

Surviving are her three sons, Edwin Sperber of Monroe Township, Kenneth Sperber and his significant other Thip of Basking Ridge, and Jeffrey Sperber of Hillsborough. Also surviving are her two wonderful grandchildren Cassie Nunn and Collin Sperber. Barbara is also survived by her step-daughter Arlene Luster and her husband Vincent of Union, and her brother Alan of Coconut Creek, Florida. Barbara was predeceased by her second husband Samuel Gudis, her first husband Milton Sperber, her sister Carolyn Weiss, and her brother Gerald.

In accordance with Barbara’s wishes the family is not sitting Shiva. Instead, donations in her memory may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, Concordia Chapter, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.


  • Milton Sperber, Husband (deceased)
  • Samuel Gudis, Husband (deceased)
  • Edwin Sperber, Son
  • Kenneth Sperber (Thip), Son
  • Jeffrey Sperber, Son
  • Cassie Nunn, Granddaughter
  • Collin Sperber, Grandson
  • Barbara Luster (Vincent), Step-Daughter
  • Alan Fantel, Brother
  • Gerald Fantel, Brother (deceased)
  • Carolyn Weiss, Sister (deceased)

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020

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