Barbara R. Loeb
January 14, 1936 - August 19, 2018

Barbara R. Loeb

Barbara R. Loeb
Jan 14, 1936 - Aug 19, 2018

Barbara R. Loeb
Iframe toggler
Find Us On Facebook
Free Grief Support
Plan Ahead
Send Sympathy Gifts

Barbara (nee Rodgers) Loeb, of Wyndmoor, died peacefully on August 19th, 2018 at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Loeb, Jr.

She was born in Philadelphia on January 14th, 1936 and raised in Chestnut Hill, PA. Barbara was the daughter of the late John Leslie Rodgers, Jr. and Barbara Lewis Brown.

She was a 1955 graduate of Cecilian Academy in Chestnut Hill and a 1957 graduate of The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing where she won the distinguished Dr. Catherine Macfarlane Award for Outstanding Nursing. After Nursing in Center City, PA., she was hired at The Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential directed by Glenn Doman. It was here that she met and eventually married her patient, David S. Loeb, Jr., who sustained a broken neck and subsequent paralysis in a diving accident in 1952. They married in 1958 and together they raised three children, Susan, David and Judith. Barbara never stopped being a Nurse. Her skill, tenancy and determination allowed David to live twice the expected lifespan of a quadriplegic. Together they traveled extensively, spent early summers at Long Port, NJ., entertained and regularly attended The Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. The richness of their lives was a direct result of her dedication to the health and well-being of her husband and children.

Her calling toward caring for others led her to volunteer for Wheels Medical Transportation in Philadelphia. This became her passion that lasted for over 30 years, taking patients from their homes to the hospital and back. It was here that she used a lot of her nursing skills to bring care and comfort to others. She was recognized by the press and honored for her years of outstanding service. David always supported Barbara in her volunteer work. It was important to both of them to give back to the community. David and Barbara Loeb were a dynamic duo! Their dedication to helping others resulted in many philanthropic endeavors throughout the city of Philadelphia. Barbara leaves behind a brother, John Leslie Rodgers III (Charlotte) and her children Susan (Thomas), David (Michele) and Judith (Theodore). She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 11 AM. Relatives and friends may call from 9:45-11AM at St. Alphonsus Church, 1565 Temple Drive, Maple Glen, PA. Interment immediately following at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara's name to: Doctors Without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org OR Camp Independence at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, www.mossrehab.com/camp-independence Einstein Healthcare Network, Office Of Development, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Tributes and photos may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com

David S. Loeb III on Aug 23, 2018

My mom was great, she did a lot for all in her family. I Will miss her very very much. I LOVE YOU MOM. From David S. Loeb III

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Sep
29
Saturday
St. Alphonsus Church
1565 Temple Dr
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania 19002
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Mass

Sep
29
Saturday
St. Alphonsus Church
1565 Temple Dr
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania 19002
11:00 AM

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Find Us On Facebook
Free Grief Support
Plan Ahead
Send Sympathy Gifts
Barbara R. Loeb

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Barbara R. Loeb

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Barbara R. Loeb

Add to Your Calendar

Barbara R. Loeb

Obit Checkin

Barbara R. Loeb

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Barbara R. Loeb

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Barbara

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Barbara leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook