Barbara Ann Traum

Barbara Ann Traum (nee Scout), 59, of Sewell, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.


Born in Sea Isle City, NJ, raised in Merchantville, Barbara was a resident of Sewell for 34 years. She was a manager with Brighton Best International in West Deptford for 14 years, and a clerk for the US bankruptcy court for 15 years prior.

A loving and protective woman, Barbara was devoted to her family and always put them first. Supportive and caring, she was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Barbara was strong willed and always ready to speak her mind. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and loved to spend time traveling with family. She found joy in lazy beach days, lounging in the pool, crafts and painting shared with family and friends.


Beloved wife of 37 years to Michael J. Traum; loving mother of Kimberly A. (Ryan) Contarino and Joseph M. Traum; devoted grandmom of Ryan Jr.; cherished sister of James (Karen) Scout, Jr. and Maureen (James) Johnston. Barbara is also survived by 14 loving brothers and sisters in laws, 23 dear nieces and nephews and dear friends. She is predeceased by her parents, James E. and Elizabeth K. (nee Miller) Scout and in laws, James F. and Marie E. (nee Toner) Traum.

Farewell Tribute

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Barbara's viewing on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 10:15 - 11:45 AM in the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ where the Mass will follow at 12:00 PM. Interment will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or

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