June 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm EST | by Staff reports

Barbara Lynn Foraker died of cancer June 6 at her cottage in Earleville, Md. Foraker, who was commonly known as “Lynn,” was 51.

Foraker was a graduate of William Penn High School in New Castle, Del., and attended the University of Delaware, where she was a member of the varsity basketball and softball teams. She graduated from the school in 1981 with a degree in political science and economics. She went on to earn a degree from Goldey-Beacom Business College in 1982.

She sold commercial and residential real estate in Washington, D.C., then returned to Delaware to join the family business Foraker Oil, which she owned and operated when she died.

Foraker enjoyed boating on the Bohemia River and Chesapeake Bay, and took longer voyages along the Atlantic Coast. She was commodore of the Bay Ladies Fleet Yacht Club, and owned The Beach House Bar & Restaurant in Rehoboth, Del. She had a lifelong love of dogs.

Survivors include her partner, Susanne Salkind, and daughter, Helen Abigail Salkind-Foraker of New Castle, Del.; her parents, Warner Foraker and Barbara Gail Foraker of Earleville, Md.; her brother, Warner Foraker, Jr. of St Augustine, Fla.; a niece and nephew along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service was held Thursday. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Delaware Humane Society.

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