Barbara Kranich

Obituary of Barbara J. Kranich

Barbara J. Kranich, 62, of Howell passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.  She was born in Newark, raised in Belleville, and had lived in Riverdale before settling in Howell in 1990.  Barbara worked for the Howell Township Board of Education as an accounts payable administrator for over 28 years.  She enjoyed traveling and visiting wineries.  Barbara belonged to a special group of friends, the “Cookie Girls” who baked together.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 


She was predeceased by her mother, Margaret Morrison.  Barbara is survived by her husband of 38 years, Rudolph Kranich; son, Ryan Kranich and his wife, Ashley of Watertown, CT; daughter, Lindsay Kranich and her fiancé, Michael Mino of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Carson, Bentley and Tessa; father, William Morrison of Whiting; siblings, Peggy Corriveau and her husband, Roy of Stroudsburg, PA, William Morrison, III and Christine of Fair Lawn, NJ, Eileen Byra and her husband, Michael of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Joyce Wedemeyer and Charles, of Douglassville, PA; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. 


All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  For those who desire, memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.   For information, to leave condolence messages for the family, or to check for future services, visit