Barbara (Wojie) Deem
Barbara Ann Wojie Deem, 81, of Scotch Plains, NJ passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2020. She was born in 1939 in New Brunswick, NJ. Barbara attended Saint Mary’s Elementary School, Saint Mary’s High School and graduated from Trinity College, Washington, DC in 1960 with a BA in English. She received her MA degree in Education from Rutgers.
Barbara worked for the Woodbridge Township School District her entire career, starting as an English teacher and English Department Head at John F. Kennedy Memorial HS, Iselin, NJ. Barbara then moved on to become the Woodbridge Township School District’s Supervisor of Language Arts in the District’s Administration Building. During her supervisory years, at times, Barbara also served as Supervisor of Music, Art and Library Media Center teachers.
Barbara loved spending time at her family’s beach house in Chadwick Beach, especially summer weekends. Eventually, she and Charles sold that house and bought a camp in the mountains. Barbara loved going to listen to jazz outside in the summer. She maintained a beautiful garden and could tell you the name of any flower or tree. In her younger years, Barbara traveled through Europe visiting family and friends. Later she and Charles went cruising through Amsterdam and explored many different countries.
Barbara married Charles Deem in 1976 and they spent many happy years together. She was devastated by his death in 2017. Barbara is survived by her brother, John Wojie & his family, five nieces/nephews and ten grand nieces and nephews.