Barbara Hall Shade passed away peacefully at her Ocean City home on Oct. 1, 2020.
Born in Baltimore, on Dec. 7, 1947, she was one of eight children, eldest daughter of the late Arthur and Shirley Hall.
She attended Saint William of York School, Trinity Preparatory High School and the University of Maryland.
In October,1966 she married Walter “Skip” Shade and made her home in College Park, Maryland.
Later, they relocated to Edison, New Jersey, and eventually the family settled in Catonsville, Maryland.
They had two children, Stephen Michael and Anna Markey.
Barbara worked for many years with National Safety Council of Maryland. She graduated with a degree in nursing from Catonsville Community and proudly received her RN in 1997.
Barbara was a skilled nurse and particularly gifted with geriatric patients.
She worked at St. Agnes Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore before relocating to Ocean City, Maryland, where she was on staff at Atlantic General Hospital.
In her younger years, Barb enjoyed swimming, tennis, art, cooking and antique collecting.
She loved getting up early on the weekends to peruse yard sales and flea markets for great deals. She was an avid reader and could always recommend a good book.
One of her favorite activities was participating in the annual Poor Girls Open offshore fishing tournament with her sisters. Team “Hall girls” even took first place two of the years that they participated.
She was an active member of the Ocean City Art League, serving as a judge for the Shirley Hall children’s art show and volunteered as a docent for the annual Sand Castle Home Tour.
In her later years, Barbara enjoyed Mahjong and dinners with the “Beach girls.”
She is survived by her children, Stephen (Lisa) Shade and Markey Jager (Robert), and grandchildren, Carson and Emily Shade,and Abby and Tristan Jager.
She is also survived by four siblings, Monica Anthenelli, Betsy Harrison (Alfred), Nancy Long (Michael), and Thomas Hall (Cynthia).
She was predeceased by three siblings, Gregory Hall, James Hall and Amy Laird; her niece, Caitlin Laird; and brothers-in-law, James Anthenelli and Buddy Laird.
Barbara also had 12 nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and nephews.
Due to covid-19 restrictions, there will be no services at this time.
Following in her parents and deceased siblings’ tradition, Barbara generously donated her body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. Donations in her memory can be made to the Ocean City Art League.