Barbara Haines

Obituary of Barbara Haines

Barbara Haines, 83, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Jenny and Gerhard Gerbsch. She was a graduate of Holley High School and attended Syracuse University. In 1956, at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, she married Jerry Haines. She was an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts, PTA and Crouse Hospital. Barbara was a lifelong swimmer and loved birds and animals, especially her dogs. She donated trees to Fayetteville Elementary School, The Nottingham and to Save the Redwoods. Barbara lived by the motto “Don’t take life to serious, it ain’t nohow permanent”, -- Pogo. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her daughter, Sigrid; and her son, Eric (Kuki) Haines. Per her wishes, services will be private. The family would like to thank Crouse Hospital, Compassion & Choices, Touching Hearts at Home and Inspire Care of CNY, for their many acts of kindness. In memory of Barbara, please consider a donation to: an environmental or animal protection organization of your choice, but especially the Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Save the Redwoods League, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Helping Hounds Dog Rescue or Planned Parenthood. Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.
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