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Barbara Ann Darvin, 87

Office of the Chaplain at Princeton Hospital

(January 2, 1937-January 20, 2024)

Barbara Ann Darvin

Barbara Ann Darvin, a resident of Montgomery for 54 years, died peacefully on January 20, 2024 surrounded by her family.


Barbara was born on January 2, 1937 in New Brunswick, NJ to Robert and Anna (Chek) Carkhuff. She met the love of her life, Alvin “Bud” Darvin while attending high school in Highland Park. They married on April 14, 1956, and were married for nearly 68 years.


Barbara embraced her life with Bud as they began their marriage in Fort Worth, Texas, where Bud was stationed in the United States Air Force. Barbara enjoyed many years of professional success beginning after high school at E.R. Squibb and culminating with her extended tenure (20 years) at the office of the Chaplain at Princeton Hospital.


Over the course of her life and career, Barbara impacted everyone she met. She approached life with kindness, empathy, good humor and devotion. Barbara enjoyed traveling; she has been to six of the seven continents, acquiring new friends everywhere. Of course, she especially loved the Hawaii family

vacations that she organized over the years.


Barbara was happiest entertaining family and friends at her home in Belle Mead, where she and Bud held, arguably, “the very best” parties any season of the year, and especially around the family pool in the summer.


Barbara was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Cynthia Vega, in 2017 and daughter-in-law Kathleen in 2011.


Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Alvin “Bud” Darvin, sons Craig (Janet) and Scott (Kimberly), son in law Joaquin (Cindy), grandchildren Jacqueline Franciscus (Daniel), Lindsey Darvin, Daniel Syers, Liam Vega, Valentina Vega and great grandchildren Cecelia and Benjamin Franciscus. Arrangements are private.


Donations to honor Barbara’s life can be made to Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Hillsborough.

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