George J. Barron

George J. Barron, 91, of Chase Street in Kane, died Wednesday, December 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born September 5, 1929, in Jamaica, N.Y., he was the son of Joseph and Mary Anna Schulz Lang. On June 13, 1953, he married Jean Carol Fees, who died October 17, 2009.

They parented four children: Patricia, Robert, Paul, who preceded him in death, and Joseph. Two grandchildren, Eric and Sarah also survive, as does his sister, Irene Cooper, plus his caregiver, Julie Boyer.

During their 56 year marriage, they enjoyed hosting events at their home, and traveling and spoiling a variety of Shelties.

George served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1947 until 1950. In 1951, he proudly began his career with the Pennsylvania State Police for 27 years. Upon retiring in 1978 as sergeant, he developed and directed the Campus Police and Safety Dept. at the Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford until 1994. At that point, George continued to be active as an AARP Driver Safety Instructor, PARSE, the Mountain Grange, Knights of Columbus, the BPO Elks, American Red Cross and especially his church, St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church, where he selflessly served as an Acolyte for countless Masses. He felt that church and community service were duties and a moral responsibility.

A private viewing and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at St. Callistus Catholic Church with the Rev. William O’Brien, Pastor, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with a State Police escort in the procession.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase St., Kane, PA, 16735; any SPCA, or to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg-St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.

Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.


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