Celebrating the life of

Barbara Rundbaken

Passed away on November 08, 2021

Barbara Rundbaken

Barbara Rundbaken passed away Monday, November 8, 2021. 

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her beloved husband, Sol, and their family, with whom she shared wonderful relationships. She was a nurse, CPA, and educator, always ready to help others. Barbara loved the challenge and comradery of running and especially enjoyed the Rock n Roll Marathon series! Her adventurous spirit and positive energy was infectious, her hugs healing, and she could inspire easily. She brought out the best in others.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Sol Rundbaken; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Phil Young; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ildiko Rundbaken; grandson, Joey Rundbaken; and an extended family including her siblings-in-law and multiple nieces and nephews. 

She enjoyed spending time with her friends, many of whom she knew most of her life; they were her family too. She will be deeply missed.

A private ceremony will be held for her. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Prayers of peace, love and blessings......

- Dana Skiljan , Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

I have fond memories of Barbara! She was a special lady! Prayers for all of you to find peace and comfort during this difficult time!

- June Rich, Savannah , Ga

So sorry to hear of her loss. I knew and adored her mother. Barbara was also my accounting professor in college, I was a terrible student but she was a fabulous teacher:)

- Joyce Crowder-Mcbride , Savannah , Ga

We knew Barbara through Susan’s stories and updates. The deep bond they (and the entire Rundbaken family) shared was always so evident and the loss must be tremendously difficult. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and close to our hearts.

- Gina Carballo & Justin Voshell, Mount Hermon, MA

Words seem inadequate in describing Barbara. Her dedication and passion in pursuing growth and accomplishments was both inspiring and a little frightening. She was very caring for her friends, the most devoted wife and Mom I ever knew and admirable in her devotion to living a meaningful life. We who were blessed to be her friend have suffered a painful loss and retain a significant memory of a very special lady.

- Bob Merchen, Savannah, Georgia

Sympathy to Sol, Susan and Phil, Michael and Ildako, and Joey on your great loss and prayers that your good memories will help ease your pain. Know that Barbara's friends share your loss. Barbara and I have been friends since the summer of 1951 when my parents bought the house across the street from her on 48th Street. I remember thinking that I had hit the friend jackpot...that I had a friend..the best friend ever..right across the street...of standing at her back door while she did the dishes..of singing popular songs with my off key voice trying to mesh with Barbara's beautiful one...of reading comics while lounging in our wash tub "pools"...of sharing crinolines, clothes...and even one boy! (Of course, it was Barbara who passed him down to me!). Later, we would share books opinions, and information. School and marriage kept us apart until we both moved back to Savannah and our husbands became friends too. Then there were our"mommy" days! We picnicked in the park and had play dates at our homes. We worried about our children and shared their achievements. With the Merchens and Peltiers we formed the best Gourmet Club ever! We rejoiced in weddings of our children and the joy of being grandparents and comforted each other through illnesses and loss of friends and family. We could not see each other for a few months and still pick up where we left off. Barbara was the most positive person I ever met. She made lemonade out of any lemon that was thrown at her...even this last illness. Carl Jung said, "I am not what happened to me; I am what I chose to become." Barbara always chose well.

- Sheila Winders, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Private Service Will Be Held