Nicholas “Nick” Barna, Sr

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Nicholas “Nick” Barna, Sr

  • Birth 13 Nov 1932 Miners Mills, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 2011 Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Carverton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 69003348

Nicholas "Nick" Barna Sr., 78, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Tunkhannock and Miners Mills, went to be with his daughter and parents in Heaven on Friday, April 22, 2011, with his loving and devoted wife and family by his side.

He was the husband of Lillian (Radzville) Barna, whom he married on July 31, 1954.

Born November 13, 1932, in Miners Mills, he was a son of the late Michael and Helen Barna.

Nick was employed at Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany for 27 years before retiring in 1996 and relocating to Florida in 2000.

He was a member of Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church, Tunkhannock, and the American Legion Post 0558, Plains Township.

Nick proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid Penn State football fan.

Nick was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family. He possessed great carpentry and mechanical skills; he loved to build and remodel and could fix just about anything. In his spare time, he could usually be found with a hammer or other tool in his hand. He enjoyed being outdoors and especially loved his Florida sunshine.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Margie, in 1999; his great-granddaughter Abiageal in 2009; son-in-law Joe Van Fleet in 2010; and several brothers and sisters.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Nick Jr., of Missouri; daughters, Kathy Snell and friend Bill Morgan (Kingston), Michele Whitmiller and husband, Bill, and Jody Viscomi, all of Tunkhannock, and Kim Barna (Van Fleet) of Meshoppen; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Bernadine Serafin of Allentown, Pa., and Agnes Bosha and her husband, Eugene; and also brother-in-law Joseph Macho, all of Wilkes-Barre; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Tunkhannock, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church, Tunkhannock.

Interment will be in Mt Olivet Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA 17821. Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

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  • Added: 27 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69003348
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas “Nick” Barna, Sr (13 Nov 1932–22 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69003348, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kenej (contributor 46890320) .