Berta “Bertie” Farbman


On January 2, Berta “Bertie” Farbman (née Grossman) of Baltimore at 77. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Adam and Nicole Farbman of Hagerstown; grandchildren Jack and Ella Farbman; and sister Sylvia Tulkoff of Pikesville; as well many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, with whom she was very close.

After she retired, as an elementary-education teacher from Frederick County Public Schools, she volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and many friends. But what brought Bertie the most joy was being “Grandma” to Jack and Ella. She had a vivacious personality, always making people around her laugh. She was witty, bright and compassionate, and had a great sense of humor. Bertie made friends wherever she went.

Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Humane Society of Frederick and the Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation.

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