Barbara Elaine Edelman

October 25, 1938July 10, 2020

Villages, FL-Barbara E. Edelman (nee Riley), loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, age 81 of the Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 10, 2020.

Barbara was born in Philadelphia, PA. on October 25, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Florence Riley and Thomas Riley.

In 1956 Barbara married her lasting love, Nicholas Edelman Jr., with whom she shared 64 years. They raised three children and taught them by example the values of faith, family, and friends. Barbara took pride in being a dedicated Mom, Gram, G-Mom, and watching her family grow.

Barbara and Nick shared a love for Wildwood Crest, NJ where they enjoy their second home. They welcomed family and friends to their home and enjoyed sharing their love of life. They retired to the Villages Florida, and continued to have the pleasure of making new friends, playing golf, playing cards, and riding around in their golf carts.

She is survived by her loving husband Nicholas Edelman Jr., and children Nicholas Edelman III (Wendy), William Edelman (Louise), Barbara Cunane, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Services and a Celebration of Life are postponed. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Barbara Edelman’s memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center c/o The Cooper Foundation, 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 500, Camden, NJ 08103 or online at and select the Lung Cancer Fund.

Arrangements are by Neptune Cremation Society, Paramus, NJ.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Barbara Elaine Edelman

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July 21, 2020

I made her laugh, we shared good times and many stories. Barb helped me become a better version of myself. She was my friend ...and I was hers.

Judy Rogers

July 21, 2020

Barb was one of the nicest people we knew. We only had 8 years with her as a neighbor in The Villages but it was an honor and privilege to call her our friend. We will miss her at Bunco and cards but we have great memories forever. Kathy & Bud Klein

Kelly, Dan, & Jameson Edelman Vineland

July 14, 2020

Gram was such an amazing woman, whom I was so blessed to know & love thanks to my marriage into the Edelman family. She was an amazing G-mom to Jameson. She was one of the kindest, happiest people I ever knew, even in the face of hardship or uncertainty. We will miss her dearly in so many ways, but carry her memory on forever. Love you Gram!


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