|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1971|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 2011|
Michael Eric Barris, 39, of West Freedom, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, from an aortic aneurism. Born March 11, 1971, in Falmouth, Mass., he was the son of Will and Jean Turner Barris, who survive in Knox.
Michael was employed by Schwann's in Cranberry Township.
He was a member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church in Ninevah and attended St. Michael Catholic Church in Emlenton
Michael enjoyed golfing, woodworking and watching sports, especially the Steelers and the Pirates. A talented vocalist, Michael sang with "Higher Ground" while in high school and later with "Logical Choice," a barbershop quartet. Mike was selected on two occasions to sing the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He was married May 25, 1996, to the former Regina Marie Nickerson, and she survives.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Abigail Mae Barris, at home; two brothers, David Barris and his wife, Marilyn, of Ft. Worth, Texas and Edward Barris of Williamsport; and a sister, Christine Ashbaugh and her husband, Kevin of Knox. Also surviving are his inlaws, Eugene and Sarah Nickerson of Sligo; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw, aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Everett and Dorothy Turner; and his paternal grandparents, Gerald and Geraldine Barris.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the David C. McEntire Funeral Home, Inc., 504 East Penn St., Knox, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 2561 Grace Church Road, Knox. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Friday in the church with the Rev. Rick Osberg, pastor of Grace E.C. Church, and Monsignor Jan Olowin of St. Michael Catholic Church in Emlenton officiating. Interment will follow in the Knox Union Cemetery. The family suggests memorial be made to the American Heart Association.
The Derrick, March 2, 2011
Knox Union Cemetery
Created by: Bonnie
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66394500
Gone but never forgotten ❤️ 25 yr class reunion coming soon. U will be missed by many. We will remember and celebrate u on that day ❤️ RIP MY FRIEND !|
Added: Sep. 22, 2014
Added: Mar. 2, 2011