Barbara Himmelrich

Barbara L. Himmelrich (Levin)

March 9, 1931 - October 31, 2022
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The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore

101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201


Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and community leader Barbara Levin Himmelrich died in the wee hours of October 31, 2022 at 91 years of age. She was a woman of boundless spirit, humor, warmth, and energy, who spent her life bringing light, love, and honesty to all who knew her.

Barbara was born on March 9, 1931 and she grew up in Newton, Massachusetts with her beloved sister, Elaine Levin Goldberg. At the age of 11, she lost her mother in the historic Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942, which Barbara described as the defining moment of her life.

When she was fifteen, Judy Kolker from Camp Woodlands invited her to Baltimore for a Park School dance. It was there that she met her future husband, Samuel Katz Himmelrich, who predeceased her in 2020. He said he noticed her because she was wearing purple lipstick.
Barbara and Sam kept in touch throughout the years, leading her to leave Goucher College and marry him in 1952. Together they had four children, Sue Himmelrich (Michael Soloff), Samuel K. Himmelrich, Jr. (Pamela Miller Himmelrich), Alfred Rice Himmelrich II (Dana Heath Himmelrich), and William Bernard Himmelrich (Shelly Pechter Himmelrich). When her daughter entered college in 1971, Barbara was inspired to finish her undergraduate degree, followed by her MSW at University of Maryland.

Barbara always believed that she was blessed by the kind help of others, and wanted to serve her community in the same way—and serve she did. She chaired many important service organizations, including The Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore (Chair of the Board, Chair of the 1992 Annual Campaign), national meeting of the Council of Jewish Federations Assembly, and National and Overseas Services Committee and Aged Services Committee of the Associated, and was on the board of countless service organizations including United Way of Central Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, House of Ruth, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Park School, and many more.

Barbara’s number one passion, though, was her family, first and foremost her husband, Sam. Barbara and Sam shared a full and joyful life. From Baltimore to Maine to Israel and Russia, from California to Florida, they loved, they traveled, they learned, and they made friends wherever they landed. They smuggled books into and out of Russia to Jewish refuse-niks, led missions of American Jews to drum up support for refugees from Africa and Asia in Israel, and agreed, at ages 80 and 81, to raise funds and help support the founding of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Barbara was proud of all of her children for exemplifying her spirit of giving. Referred to affectionately by her grandchildren as “Barbie” because “she was too young to be called grandmother,” she doted upon all of them: Anna Himmelrich (Matt Kozlov), Jacob Himmelrich (Sarah Munson Himmelrich), Carrie Salem (Emeel Salem), Ella Himmelrich, Hilary Soloff, Molly Soloff, Hannah Himmelrich, Samuel Heath Himmelrich, Max Himmelrich, and Charles Himmelrich (who predeceased her in 2020), and great-grandchildren Julia Kozlov, Henry Kozlov, Edith Himmelrich, Ansel Himmelrich, and Jack Salem.

Funeral services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore,101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201. The family will be receiving guests at Stone Mill Bakery, 10751 Falls Rd Suite 123, Timonium, Maryland 21093, on Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd from 6pm to 9pm.
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We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Barbara here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it.


Steve Hecht, Grapeview, WA

Posted at 12:43pm
Michele joins me in sending our deepest sympathy to Alfie, Sam, and the entire family. Both of your parents were dear friends of my parents, Alan and Peggy, for so many years, and in many different settings. When my dad and I were first working together in Baltimore, we would often drive downtown together and stop for gas at the original, and last remaining Inland gas station! Often your dad was there, which always led to a nice extended chat. The attendant would give us a handwritten paper receipt, and a monthly bill was mailed...no credit cards! Those were simple, and personal times. When I later became involved in AJC, your parents were among my most loyal and consistent supporters...with their ever-present and engaging smiles. They will be missed by many, but their memories will always be alive and a blessing.

Margaret Levi

Posted at 01:27pm
I just learned of Barbara’s death. She was a wonderful woman and a great great friend to my mom, me and so many others. Her passing leaves a big hole in all our lives!!

Lots of love to you all!

Laura and Louis Pakula

Posted at 01:35pm
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Himmelrich family. Barbara was a special person and we know her memory will be with you forever. Rest peacefully.
Laura and Louis Pakula

Linda haas

Posted at 11:06pm
Dear Family,
The tributes to Barbara, have captured the very essence of her,to write more would be redundant. Barbara, enriched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her.
We send our heartfelt sympathy on the profound loss of an icon.
Linda and John Haas

Suzanne & Arnold Applefeld Delray Beach, FL

Posted at 09:33pm
Our most heartfelt condolences to all of the extended Himmelrich families at this sad time. May you remember all of the good times shared. Barbara was an outstanding woman who gave so much to so many. In deepest sympathy.

Suzanne & Arnold Applefeld Delray Beach, FL

Posted at 09:29pm
Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Himmelrich family at this sad time. May you remember all of the good times shared. Barbara was a very special woman who gave so much of herself to so many. In deepest sympathy….

Debs Weinberg

Posted at 06:00pm
My condolences to the family- Barb was such an authentic leader. She was a caring, compassionate leader who modeled well that women should speak up for what they believed in. She will be missed, especially at the Associated where she carved a path for other women.

Fredric Winstan Levin

Posted at 11:19am
I've felt a member of the family from the days in 1976 and 1977 at Harvard Business School when I sat next to Sam, dated Sue, and had my first partnership and business venture with Sam, doing laundry at HBS under the monicker, "Yurtles, A Better Job Than My Mother Myrtle." While not often present in Baltimore, the connection to each of you has been part of my fabric all these years. Barbara with her spirit and goodness and our intimate place in each other's hearts, somehow always was a mom to me - after losing mine almost 30 years ago. With love to each of you, and deep gratitude that Barbara will continue to travel with me always.

Margo Halle & Richard Manichello

Posted at 11:07am
We will always remember Barbie's laugh (pronounced Law-ff) and smile; we'll carry her love in our hearts forever and ever. Grateful to have shared in her light. Heartfelt condolences to those she cherished, her beloved Himmelrich clan.

Suzanne & Arnold Applefeld- Delray Beach, FL

Posted at 08:36am
Our condolences to all of the Himmelrich family at this sad time. Barbara was a lady and a leader in the Jewish community, a woman of valor. Many years ago we were in carpool together. May you remember all of the good times shared. In deepest sympathy.

Barbara Mittleman

Posted at 08:16am
I am so sad for all the people affected by the loss of a spectacular woman. I was blessed to call her and Sam good friends. Having Barbara as a friend and client for decades, I will miss all our wonderful times together. I was blessed to have spent these past few years, seeing her on a regular basis. She will be missed by all the people who she had touched. Condolences to her family. I loved her.

Janice and Jeffrey Dansicker

Posted at 06:24am
Dear Alfie, Dana and family,
We are so deeply sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you at this most difficult time and sending you our deepest sympathy

Martha and Stan Weiman

Posted at 05:28pm
Our deepest condolences to the Himmelrich family. Barbara, along with her dear Sam, had a deep seated devotion to our community that will live in perpetuity! It is with profound gratitude that I had the gift of working with her and being the recipient of her wisdom & friendship. May all the fond memories bring solace at this sad time.

Sharon Epstein Mond

Posted at 03:20pm
My deepest condolences to the Himmelrich family. Our families lived on the same street when I was a child. I remember Barbara as a warm, friendly, happy, and welcoming person, who would greet me kindly whenever I came to the door. When I met her again as an adult I was thrilled that she remembered me and my family. She still radiated warmth and energy and kindness. I know she will be deeply missed.

Shelley and Sheldon Goldseker

Posted at 01:30pm
Rarely in life do we meet someone who has the personality, warmth, vision, clarity and purpose as Barbara's life personified. Her open hearted spirit of generosity, the unflinching commitment of her time, talent and treasures to a multitude of causes here and abroad, coupled with an authentic kindness and thoughtfulness to everyone, was only part of what made her so unique. She mentored countless women who learned leadership skills, life lessons, humility and grace from the example she set. I am blessed to count myself among her admiring flock. Her voice, vision and values resonated loudly throughout the city. She was a sounding board for everyone who sought her clarity, wisdom and affirmation. Her good counsel could lift spirits, guide paths, give comfort and inspire action. Her friendship was valued and treasured by a legion of admirers, while her Friday lunch group was legendary and enduring. Even that was an example to us all of the value of dear friendships which can help sustain us through life's journey.
But without question, it was her family that was at the epicenter of her world. She and Sam were an extraordinary couple. Their love and laughter illuminated their family and together they nurtured 4 magnificent children and many adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren who in turn, helped Sam and Barbara navigate the final chapters their journeys with dignity, comfort and joy. Alfie in particular, shared such special connection with Barbara which which helped to sustain and uplift her throughout, as did the loving presence of Sue, Sam and Billie. Undoubtedly, her passing will leave a deep and profound crevice in each of their hearts.
May the memory of her enduring smile, palpable courage and boundless love for her family, bring them comfort and strength in this time of sorrow.

Shelley and Sheldon Goldseker

Sharon Eldridge

Posted at 12:22pm
Sam is smiling.
I will miss her. Who will call me "Honey" the way she did?
She is a light that will never go out. My deepest condolences.

Stanley E Weinstein

Posted at 11:11am
My condolences to the Himmelrich Family. Barbara made a difference in the lives of many individuals and many organizations. May the beauty and example of her life serve as a source of comfort and pride you and your family.

Darlene and Jerry Gordon

Posted at 10:53am
Alfie, Dana and Family,
Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. She exuded warmth whenever we saw her.

Barbara and Michael Hettleman

Posted at 10:17am
Dear Himmelrich family: We can only echo what has been said. "One of a kind". Mentors and friends. Sam going all the way back to camp days and business and Barbara going back 65 years to when we first became engaged in the work of the Associated. For me, Barbara always called it like it was. No matter the issue, there were always smiles and hugs. Our lives have been so much richer for having had them in it. We send our sincerest condolences and warm wishes

Edward J. Gutman

Posted at 10:16am
I knew her only to exchange greetings but Barbie as her grandchildren called her was a person whose smile and hello were more. Her family and friends were blessed and she is missed.
Edward (Eddie) Gutman

Helene Waranch

Posted at 10:09am
Please accept my sincerest condolences at the passing of Barbara. Besides all her outstanding commitment to the Jewish people and our community, I had the pleasure to study with Barbara for over 35 years. I will truly miss her presence and her knowledge on Friday mornings. May the many memories you have of her sustain the entire family at this sad time and for years to come.

Sherry Zwagil

Posted at 10:04am
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Himmelrich family. May all of the fond memories of Barbara be a source of comfort to you at this sad time.
With love,
Sherry and Norman 💜

Sherry and Norman Zwagil

Posted at 09:55am
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Himmelrich family. May all of the fond memories of Barbara be a source of comfort to you during this sad time. 💜

Missy Erlanger

Posted at 09:49am
Sam, Allie & family…. We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was an amazing woman and we loved her. Sending prayers and condolences. The Erlanger’s

Marcy & Buzz

Posted at 09:40am
To Barbara's entire family:
Both Buzz and I were so saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara. She was not only a friend, but a mentor to me in so many ways. Buzz and I shared a lot of great times whether on a mission or just going out to dinner with Barb and Sam.

She will be missed by many and she had a great vision for not only our Jewish community , but for Jews all over.
Rest in Peace and continue to be the leader of the pack.
Most Fondly,
Marcy & Buzz

Susan Perl

Posted at 09:36am
I always thought of Barbara as a force of nature. I appreciated her spirit and truthfulness. We went to Cuba with her back in 2008, and we also worked together on projects for The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle and Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Her input was invaluable. She loved the city of Baltimore. May her memory be a blessing.
Susan & Ed Perl

Edie Brown

Posted at 09:36am

My thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. Barbara leaves behind many wonderful memories which hopefully will
Give you comfort


Posted at 09:33am
I didn’t know your mother, grandmother but I wish I did. What an absolutely inspiring woman. May her memory be a blessing always. I hope my children write an obituary like this about me!

Susan Perl

Posted at 09:28am
I always thought of Barbara as a force of nature. I appreciated her zest for life and her stunning truthfulness. We went to Cuba with her and we worked together on several projects for the Baltimore Women's Giving Circle and Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Her input and direction always helpful, along with her love of the city of Baltimore. May her memories be a blessing.
Susan & Ed Perl

Marcy & Buzz

Posted at 09:26am
To Barbara's family: Both Buzz and I were so saddened to hear of Barb's passing. We each have a lot of memories of both she and Sam.
She was not only my friend, but a mentor to me in many ways. Whenever she saw me she always asked about Buzz and how he was doing.
It was great to be on Missions with both of them and over the years we shared a lot of wonderful times being with them.

Barbara was a true leader and she had wonderful vision and was always a big supporter for the Jewish Community not only here in Baltimore, but for Jews all over.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family. May she rest in peace.
Most fondly,
Marcy & Buzz

Reta Davis

Posted at 09:21am
My very deepest sympathy to u on the loss of your mom and grandmother. I had the privilege of working with your mom at the Associated she was a true force.


Dan Billig

Posted at 09:08am
Sam, Alfie and family - I was very sorry to read about Barbara's passing. Your parents were pillars of our community. Barbara was a mentor to me in the non-profit sector and Sam in the business world. Your mother's kindness, organization and leadership were a rare combination. We will certainly miss her.

Helene Penn Dorf

Posted at 09:00am
My deepest condolences to the Family of the late Barbara Himmelrich. Barbara was an outstanding, lovely lady. I had the privilege of knowing both Barbara and Sam and they were a fabulous couple. May all your fond memories bring you much comfort at this most difficult time. Most sincerely, Helene Penn Dorf

Steve Miles

Posted at 08:59am
I always felt that barbara and her husband were the unofficial greeters at Stonemill. Always warm & friendly, as both Alfie & Billy before.

A life long & well lived leaving behind wonderful children to carry on their legacy.

Sharon Miller & Lenny Wachs

Posted at 08:40am
Alfie, Dana, & all the Himmelrich family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. You were blessed with wonderful parents, and they were so blessed to have you.

eli and ronnie schlossberg

Posted at 08:34am
We loved both Sam and Barbara very much. They were a class couple. They were truly Royals.

Today we lost our Queen.

May their memories live on and inspire us all.

Honey & Jon Book

Posted at 08:27am
So very sorry for your loss! I’m sure her memory will be a blessing as she lives through her family!

Janet and Richard Livingston

Posted at 08:14am
To the entire Himmelrich family please accept
our sincere condolences. Barbara was a leader and an important voice in our community, and she will be sorely missed. May her memory be for a blessing.

Margot and Larry Lessans

Posted at 08:03am
Our condolences to you all…and may your memories be a blessing. Your mom was one of a kind…funny, caring and authentic. My first memories of her were carpooling all the way from Old Court Road to Park School…and throughout all of the years, she always greeted me the same way she did when I was little…warmly and with my nickname. Sending you all lots of love….

Nancy Aiken

Posted at 07:35am
I met Barbara in 1988, long before working with her at The Associated and BLSYW. We were in a noisy environment and when I asked her to repeat her name she smiled and with arms outstretched toward her family said “Himmelrich, which means Rich in Heaven which is what I am”. Barbara felt blessed and used that as motivation to bless others in big and small ways throughout her life. I am grateful to have known her.

Estee and Stan Klein

Posted at 07:11am
To Billy, Shelly and family: Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Estee and Stan Klein

Nina Cardin

Posted at 06:28am
Dear Himmelrich family,

Barbara was a powerhouse. Though I did not know her well she always greeted me warmly. She was always interested in what I was doing and if she believed in you, you didn’t want to disappoint her. Sue - it has been decades since we spoke but know that I send my love and support to you and your family at this difficult time.

Joel Simon

Posted at 06:03am
Sue, Sam, Alfie, Billy and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother. While we in the community, lost a beloved leader, role model, and passionate advocate, you lost a mom and grandma (her preferred title notwithstanding). May her memory be a blessing to you always

Nan A. Waranch

Posted at 06:01am
Today we have lost a truly beautiful lady - so smart and caring and powerful. I had the pleasure of working with Barbara for many years and always would value her opinions and ideas on lobbying for great causes - She was so inspiring - and yet because of her - many programs and services are in now place to serve people in need. May she rest in peace - but always her legacy will carry forward .An amazing lady for sure ... With deepest sympathy ...

Len Weinstein

Posted at 05:16am
Dana, Alfie and Family-May you find strength in your love and many fond memories of your beloved Mom

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Posted at 12:04am

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy, lay leaders and members offer their condolences to the family of Barbara Himmelrich.  We hope that you are comforted by warm memories and support of family, friends and community.  
May her memory be forever a blessing.

Susan Weikers

Posted at 11:03pm
Dear Himmelrich Family
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am saddened to hear of Barbara’s death. Barbara was a shining light , a dedicated friend, community activist, bright, charming woman and a master of the phrase “can do”. She will be missed by all of us privileged to know her. May the wonderful memories that you shared bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead. May she Rest In Peace and May her memory be for a blessing

jessica Bronfein

Posted at 10:27pm
Barbara was a beautiful person and wonderful mentor. I’m a better person for being lucky enough to know her.

Nancy Hackerman

Posted at 09:45pm
I am so sad.
Barbara was my hero!
Nancy Hackerman

Audrey and Leslie Polt

Posted at 09:12pm
Our most heartfelt condolences to the entire Himmelrich family on the loss of your beloved Barbara. She was one of a kind - a dynamic duo with her devoted husband Sam, and a proud parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent. She was always upbeat, full of energy, doing for others, loved life and her family and friends and the State of Israel. Her tireless service to the Baltimore community will remain an inspiration to others. Barbara will be sorely missed and her memory will always be for a blessing.


Ronnie Footlick

Posted at 08:05pm
Dear Himmelrich family......my deepest thanks for sharing your Mom with the multitudes of her fans. She was my mentor but above all the friend I needed when doubt would plague me in my own volunteer roles. I adored Barbara and always looked forward to following her in the haircut chair. What a gal she was.....never to be duplicated but always carried in the hearts of so many. Rest In Peace dear lady we will surely miss you! My condolences to the whole clan.

Barbara Friedman

Posted at 07:11pm
Dear Himmelrich Family, It is with much sadness to learn of the passing of Barbara. She was devoted to her family and everything she set out to do. A wonderful friend to all that loved her and a pillar of the community. We extend our deepest condolences. May the memories you cherish be a comfort to you now and always. She is so very missed. Fondly, Barbara Friedman

Edye Fox Abrams

Posted at 06:18pm
A life well lived and loved. She will be missed. Wonderful legacy and touching obituary. ❤️ Goodby Barbie, never to be forgotten.

marilyn and bob schaftel

Posted at 05:48pm
Rest in peace dear Barbara.

Patti Friedman

Posted at 05:07pm
Sending Alfie , Dana , Hannah, Sam and Family our love and deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Mother and Grandmother. May happy memories sustain you all during this very difficult time. With our Love ,
Patti and Ira

Marty Waxman

Posted at 05:04pm
Barbara and Sam, always Barbara and Sam, both true leaders and great friends. When I worked for the Associated, I led trips to Israel annually, and Barbara and Sam were always there, sometimes chairing, sometimes in the group. We also visited Jewish communities throughout Europe, Poland, London, Paris, Prague.... and North Africa, Egypt, Morocco. We traveled together, conversed and sometimes argued. May their memories be a blessing.

Steve Silber

Posted at 05:02pm
While I never knew Mrs. Himmelrich what a gift to our community

Michele Waxman Johnson

Posted at 03:51pm
My condolences to the Himmelrich family. Barbara was one of a kind, and made such a great pair with Sam. May her memory be a blessing, and may her legacy live on in all who knew and loved her.

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