Barbara Joyce Sackie, 57, of Edison, NJ died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday January 10th, 2017. Barbara was born in Seoul, South Korea and was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. She worked for 16 years at the Rutgers University School of Business where she held the position of Assistant Dean of the MBA program. Barbara was passionate about helping students recognize their potential and achieve their dreams.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy J. Thatcher Ruff and Robert M. Thatcher. She is survived by her stepfather, C. David Ruff of Somerville, daughters Jamie L. Sackie of Edison and Jenna K. Kimock of Flemington, a son-in-law, James Kimock, and grandson, Jeremy Kimock. Barbara was the beloved sister to six siblings: Stephen Thatcher, David Thatcher, Lorlyn Reedy, Susan Lausterer, Robert Thatcher, and Dorothy Munoz. Barbara had many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a host of other very dear family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th at United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the Rutgers University Foundation in support of the Rutgers Business School Graduate Programs Scholarship Fund. Please send your donation to Attention: Accounting Department, Rutgers University Foundation, 120 Albany Street Plaza, Suite 201, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.