In Memory

Barbara A. Blank VIEW PROFILE

Barbara A. Blank

We are just learning that Barbie died yesterday, June 20, 2013, from injuries resulting from a hit and run accident in Moss Landing. Barbie was such a strong full-of-life individual, it is hard to imagine that even a car could take her down. She was with her love, doing one of her favorite activities....

From Facebook... "I am very saddened by the loss of my brother Eddie's sweetheart & lifetime partner Barbara Blank who died today from multiple injuries from last weekend's motorcycle accident. She was a very special member of our family & we will all miss her very much. We are praying for my brother who has lost the love of his life."

A memorial service is being planned, information will be posted both here and on Facebook when available.


Update 9/13/13:

Barbie Blank's memorial tomorrow Sept 14)...Memorial for Barbara Alice Blank March 10, 1952 to June 20, 2013 She was a USA Master Diver at Stanford University, a diving coach at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale and Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, Ca, and an Aquatics Therapist at the Santa Clara Senior Center. Barbara was a proud member of the San Jose Don’s Motorcycle Club and a member of the P.T. Cruiser Club of SilconValley. She is survived by brother, Ellis Blank of San Diego, sister, LorettaWolozin of Martha’s Vineyard, and husband of 29 years and life time partner, Maurice (Eddie) Cabanayan of Mountain View, Ca where they both lived. Services will be held 1:30 – 3:30 at the Adult Education multipurpose room on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 1840 Benton St. between Scott Ave and Lincoln ave in Santa Clara, Ca

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

06/22/13 03:40 AM #1    

Susan Potter

9th grade:  How that girl could make me laugh!  Barb was a true and loyal friend.  Upbeat, enthusiastic, fun.  Empathetic, thoughtful, caring.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


06/27/13 03:43 PM #2    

Karen Wiebenson (Weigel)

For those who do not use Facebook, the following Spring 2013 Masters Nationals video of Barb is being shared:

09/12/13 07:22 AM #3    

Andrew L. Shrader

Barb was one of my dates during the Jordan/Terman computer dating dance.  I was stunned that someone so popular was paired up with me.  She was very kind and friendly to me then and that continued all the way through Paly.  That will stay with me forever.  I will always remember Barb and her wonderful, fun and kind personality.  She will be very sorely missed.

09/14/13 07:42 AM #4    

Don Read

I found out yesterday that the memorial service is today, and I am out of town so I cannot attend. I would very much like to be there.

How I best remember Barbie: she was so accepting and inclusive. She invited me to her house for swim gatherings and brought me into her group of friends, and this helped me feel included at Paly. We Iost touch over the years, but when we saw each other at the 20th and 40th reunions, it was the same Barbie with that radiant smile.  A very special person.

Don Read

12/08/13 09:27 AM #5    

Maggie McKaig

I was so sad to learn of Barb's passing.  She was an incredible woman, and a great friend to me in junior high and especially high school, opening her house to me, and allowing me to stay when circumstances in my parent's house were too strained for me to stay there.  We lost track of each other over the years, but I so enjoyed seeing her at the reunion.  You left us too soon, Barbie!


07/03/15 10:36 AM #6    

Patricia R. (Trish) George (Heath)

Wow, I had not been on this site for a while, looking to join up with everyone this September including Barbie I saw that she passed away. What a loss for this world and for our class. She was a sparkle and a smile of joy to everyone who knew her. I went with Barbie to look for colleges all the way up the coast of California, Oregon and Washington back when we were Juniors at Paly.  We were friends for many years thru Junior High and HIgh school.  She was a great person. I know she is missed by many. God rest her soul. 

Patty George Heath (Trish)

go to top 
  Post Comment


Click here to see Barbara A.'s last Profile entry.