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Charlotte 'Charlie' Barker Passes Away at 65

The wife of the former mayor of Havre de Grace died Jan. 15.

Havre de Grace lost its former first lady Tuesday.

Charlotte "Charlie" Barker died Jan. 15; she was 65.

Barker was the wife of former Havre de Grace Mayor Philip Barker, who was in office from 1997 to 2001.

For several years, Charlotte Barker battled plasma cell leukemia, according to The Aegis.

As a result of the rare blood disorder, abnormal cells build up in bone marrow and prevent other cells and platelets from performing their vital functions, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Despite her illness, Barker was known for her vitality and charm.

"I never saw Charlie anywhere that she didn't have a smile and a kind word for all," one Aegis editor wrote this week.

Did you know Charlie Barker? Share your memories in the comments.

The viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Zellman Funeral Home (123 S. Washington Street) in Havre de Grace.

The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church (101 S. Union Avenue).

Read the complete obituary courtesy of Zellman Funeral Home.

Carol January 17, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Thank You for the kind words for my sister, she was an inspiration to so many here and at NIH. Thank you all for your prayers, God Bless you all
Margie Coakley January 17, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Another angel in heaven for sure & grateful she & my mom are there together. I will never forget her smile & beauty and only hope that I can be half the lady she was. RIP "Charlie"!
sef January 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Genuine, sophisticated, classy, inspirational. Just some of the words that come to mind when I think of Charlie. So blessed to have known her. RIP Charlie!
Loretta Zazo January 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Charlie was one of the most wonderful people I have had the pleasure meeting. Yes, always a smile & kind word. A true inspiration. Love you Charlie!
kathy lay January 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Charlie was a dear and wonderful friend, I enjoyed working with her at County Bank in Havre De Grace. She always had a smile. And made everyone smile with her. She will missed.

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