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Barbara Citrenbaum

April 30, 1960 — August 27, 2021

Barbara "Barb" Campbell Citrenbaum passed away surrounded by family at home on August 27, 2021, after a 16 month battle with cancer. Born the youngest of five on April 30, 1960, Barb spent her early years in Wilmington, DE before moving to Annapolis, MD in 1974. In her youth, she was an avid sailor and artist.

Barb attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA and spent her early career as a graphic designer. Barb left the corporate world to raise her three children, which she approached with great passion and love. She viewed her greatest achievement in life as her children and could be seen cheering them on at hockey and lacrosse games, leading them on adventures, and always being a guiding light. She was an active member of the Junior Saturday Club of Wayne, where she co-authored Philadelphia Main Line Classics II, an award-winning cookbook. She was also involved in the formation of Conestoga Youth Lacrosse.

With a passion for helping others, Barb obtained her Masters in Clinical and Medical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2006. She utilized her degree and kindness to better patient lives at The Renfrew Center, Lower Merion Counseling, Main Line Health, and through her own private practice.

Barb had many passions in life. She was an active gardener, artist, sailor, dog lover, cook, and adventure seeker. She traveled to India and lived for a month in an ashram, swam with humpback whales in the Dominican Republic, and attended spiritual retreats on Mount Shasta. From a young age, she sought to understand and use energy work for healing. Her passion for answering life's questions prompted her to lead a Course in Miracles class, where she met her second husband, Dan Citrenbaum, in 2012. Barb and Dan lived an active life full of love and adventure.

Barb was diagnosed with brain cancer the day after her sixtieth birthday approached her disease with the same fearlessness that pushed her to sail to Bermuda in her 20s, go hang-gliding in Switzerland in her 50's, and live life to the fullest. In all the time she spent fighting her disease and dealing with its problems and indignities, Barb never complained.

Her parents, William and Virginia Campbell, are deceased. She is survived by her devoted husband, Dan; her three children Caroline "C.C.” Zonino, Peter Zonino, and Robbie Zonino; two step-children Austin Rapkin-Citrenbaum and Brett Rapkin-Citrenbaum; and her four older siblings Carol Spiker, Nancy Howard, William Campbell, III, and Jean Tullier.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1st at Wayne Presbyterian Church. Following her service, friends and family are welcome to a luncheon, details to be shared. Barb’s wishes were for this not to be a somber event, therefore we request you do not dress in black for the service. Instead, please wear colors and patterns that remind you of Barb.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to: The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), 520 North Delaware Avenue, 7th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19123, Tel: 1-267-687-4381 or Capacity Builders Inc. (a charity supporting Native American youth through art) .

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Wayne Presbyterian Church

125 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

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