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Barbara Witte Charmatz, 74, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of Dr. Arthur Edward Charmatz, died Tuesday morning, November 9, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia with her family at her side.

Barbara was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and grew up in Narberth, Pennsylvania. She attended Lower Merion High School and went on to graduate from Brevard College in North Carolina. She moved to Savannah with her husband, Arthur, and their children in 1976.  She received her RN from Armstrong State University and worked briefly at Memorial Hospital. She had a passion for animals, especially, cats and horses.  She enjoyed working in her yard, redecorating her house and spending time with her friends and family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Romanoski.  She is survived by her children, Shawn Perry Cottingham, Jeff Perry, Micah Charmatz Valbuena, David Charmatz, and her 9 grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 10 until 12 o’clock, Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

Remembrances: Humane Society of Savannah – 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406-3922

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  1. Sheila Stallings says:

    My dearest Barbara, you are so missed. You were a joy in my life and I will forever be grateful for your friendship. You are loved by so many, and love never fails. Beautiful, inside and out, you are now one of God’s beautiful angels.

    To Barbara’s family, I heard so much about all of you. You were her life and I’m so grateful that you loved her so well. Micah, I so enjoyed meeting you. Peace be with you all.

  2. Robin Rackoff says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Barbara’s death. She was a beautiful and elegant woman. May she rest in peace.

  3. Veva Shuman says:

    Sending you and your family my condolences. I remember your mother fondly.
    May God’s perpetual light shine upon her.

  4. Gail Sonn says:

    Saddened to hear of the passing of your lovely mother Barbara. She was a kind woman. Am so glad to have known Barbara for a brief time.

  5. CINDY H WHALEN says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. Sending you and your family my love and condolences. May she rest in peace.

  6. Bonnie White says:

    Oh Barbara, you were such a bright light. So beautiful and so so funny. Loved her sense of humor. Met her thru our bocce group and seeing her on game days always lifted me up. I know she is with all of us as we mourn our loss of her in our lives. Til we meet again.

  7. Regina Smith Joiner says:

    My condolences to Micah, David, Shawn, and Jeff on the death of your mom. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. We will keep your families in our prayers.

  8. Patrina Lackerson says:

    My condolences to Mrs. Cottingham and family. A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory. Continue to look towards the hills. God will strengthen you and your family during this time.

  9. Jane Ault says:

    Barbara my beautiful friend and steadfast WOW partner. All of our gatherings are just not the same without your warm friendship and engaging smile to brighten our world. I am missing your shining light.

  10. Claudia Piccoli says:

    Micah and family,

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. Peace be with you.

    Joe and Claudia Piccoli

  11. Sister Susan A. Harms says:

    Dear Micah and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. May God lead you through

    your sorrow and your mother rest in God’s loving peace.

    With sincere sympathy and prayers.

    Sister Susan

  12. Grace and Dawson Long says:

    Dear Micah and Family,

    Thinking about you and sending lots of love during this difficult time.
    Your beautiful mother is now an angel, watching over you, protecting you, and guiding you with love.

  13. Eleanor Kiel says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Family. I did not know her for long but long enough to know she was a beautiful woman inside and out. May she Rest In Peace.

  14. Anne Marie Whiddon says:

    Dear Micah- I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. May your fond memories and faith guide you during this sad time. Please know we are all praying for your family and we are here if you need anything.
    Anne Marie

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