Barbara O. Wingerter, 90, of Red Bank, passed away on Friday, November 3. She was born on August 23, 1927 to the late Oscar and Anne Oschwald. She spent her childhood in Matawan, moving later to Eatontown, Red Bank, Fair Haven then back to Red Bank. A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, she was a summer resident of Lavallette since 1931. Her grandfather, Joseph Oschwald of Newark and Little Silver, built the first skyscraper in Newark and many of their breweries. He built the Carlton Theater in Red Bank, now known as the Count Basie Theater.
A graduate of Long Branch High School, Penn Hall Jr. College and Tobe Coburn School of Fashion, Barbara also attended the Parsons School of Design and was a buyer for Hahne & Co., Newark.
Barbara was a member of Tower Hill the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank for over 50 years, a Cub Scout Den Mother, the first art teacher at Knollwood School for the Stokes State Forest pilot student trip, a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County, the Monmouth Museum, Planned Parenthood and an emeritus member of the Lavallette Yacht Club. Many will fondly remember Barbara for her hand-drawn birthday cards, enjoying a “halvsie” and her love of dancing and music.
She was predeceased in 1968 by her husband Dr. Emery G. Wingerter, DVM; and her sisters, Helena Schroeder and Gertrude Nora. She is survived by her sons, Rex B. Wingerter of College Park, Maryland, Cory G. Wingerter of Millstone Township and E. Scott Wingerter of Red Bank; four grandchildren, Cory, Grace Anne, Greg and Katherine; and a great-granddaughter, McClaine, and great-grandson, Finn.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Lunch Break, PO Box 2215, Red Bank, NJ 07701.
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