|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1932|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2008|
Eugene L. "Gene" Barr Jr., 76, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of 728 Hudson Ave., Altoona, died Wednesday at the home after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Eugene L. Sr. and Ruth B. (Mayes) Barr. He married Elisabeth Kough March 27, 1965, at Bethany Lutheran Church. She died April 30, 1986.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeanie L. Barr of Altoona; three grandchildren: Elisabeth M. Barr, Janelle (Kough) Eisenhart and Julie (Kough) Lehman; a great-grandson, Ethan Eisenhart; and two sisters: Nancy Gearhart in Illinois and Joyce Peltz in Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas A. Barr; and a stepson, Robert T. Kough.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.
Mr. Barr retired April 30, 1991, as a machinist from SKF with 30 years of service.
He was a 1952 graduate of Altoona High School.
He was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society and James L. Noble VFW Post.
Mr. Barr enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 7, 2008, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona (www.stevensmortuary.com). A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Stevens Memorial Chapel by Pastor Betty Landis. Interment at Blair Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Gene's memory.
Elizabeth Barr (1930 - 1986)*
Blair Memorial Park
Created by: Warren Eastright
Record added: Nov 15, 2008
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