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Barbara Jane Hein

January 18, 1934 - December 18, 2017

Barbara Hein passed away of natural causes on December 18, 2017 at home, supported by family and friends. Barbara was born in the Bronx to Mabel and Harry Frank. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science at the age of 16, she attended Hunter College, Radcliffe College, and later Boston University. As a lifelong learner, Barbara pursued her passion for art and social work, earning Master’s degrees in both disciplines. She began studying Mandarin Chinese in her 60s and learned Hebrew for her Bat Mitzvah in 2015. Professionally, Barbara was a Clinical Social Worker helping hundreds of individuals and couples. Personally, Barbara took the greatest delight in her granddaughter, daughter, daughter-in-law, brother, sister-in-law, and puppy, Ruby. She was a member of Havurah Shalom and her funeral will be at the synagogue, 825 NW 18th Ave., on Tuesday, December 19th at 10:00 am. Following the ceremony, the committal will be at the Pioneer Cemetery, 5656 SW Humphrey Blvd. Portland, OR. Please, no flowers. Donations in her memory can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Havurah Shalom Synagogue


825 NW 18th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209

Grave side service to follow.

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Havurah Shalom section of Jones Pioneer Cemetery


SW Hewitt Blvd. & SW Humphrey Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97221

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