Donald H. Barr

Donald H. Barr, age 87 of DuBois passed away Saturday September 16, 2023.

Born on February 20, 1936 in Coolspring, PA, he was the son of the late Don M. Barr and Gladys (Kunselman) Barr.

On April 30, 1960 he married his wife of 63 years, Verlene J. (Howlett) Barr. She survives.

Don was a US Army veteran and retired from Shakespeare as a crane operator.

In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting with his coon and fox hounds, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his wife.

In addition to his wife, Don is survived by four children; Donald H. Barr Jr. & his wife Melani, John P. Barr, Valarie A. Ellinger and her husband William and Brian Barr and his wife Amy.

14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, two sisters Marcella Strouse and Patricia Surkala and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by a son Richard A. Barr, six brothers; Everett, Jim, Robert, Herbert, David, and an infant brother Teddy and two sisters Margie Brown and Evlyn Sinclair.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with his son Brian Barr officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Luthersburg Union Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed with a charity of the donor’s choice in the DuBois area.

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