Barbara Moffly Warwick, 73, of Chestnut Hill, an avid gardener who had worked as a receptionist for many years at Chestnut Hill Academy and Springside School, died Aug. 31 of heart failure/pneumonia at Temple University Hospital.
Mrs. Warwick was a member of the Philadelphia Garden Club for 45 years and served as its president from 1990 to 1992. She was involved in the startup of the Chestnut Hill Flower Show in the early 1970s and had won many awards for growing and propagating plants.
In addition to working at Chestnut Hill Academy and Springside School, where a yearbook was dedicated to her, she had been a secretary at the Wissahickon Skating Club and a rental agent for Hill House when the apartment opened in 1964.
Raised in North Hills and Wyndmoor, Mrs. Warwick attended Springside School until middle school, when her father was transferred to Chicago. She returned to Philadelphia with her family in 10th grade and graduated from Springfield High School. After graduation, she had worked for a time at the Insurance Company of North America.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, N. Dudley Warwick Jr.; a son, Samuel Warwick; a daughter, Katherine Warwick Schreiner, and five grandchildren. A brother, William T. Moffly III, and a sister, Suzanne Williams, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. Memorial donations may be sent to the above church. – WF