Glenn A. Barber|
Glenn A. Barber, of Medina, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Glenn was born on July 12, 1925 to Glenn A. Sr. and Dene M. (nee Herriff) Barber. He graduated from Kent-Roosevelt H.S. in 1943. He enlisted in the Naval Air Corps in 1943 and served in the Philippines with Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-71 (Black Cats). After discharge, he attended Kent State University, transferred to The Ohio State University, graduating in 1950. He was a faithful member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Glenn joined the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1950, and retired in 1986 as a Section Mgr. in Government Sales. During that time, he was an active member of the National Contract Management Assoc., serving as it's Northeast Ohio president. The Barbers enjoyed travel and had visited all 50 states, and 65 countries.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia; children, Deborah (Steven) Davis of Bath, Mark H. Barber of Medina, and Melinda (Scott) Williamson of Medina; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Debi) Davis of Norton, Michael (Helen) Davis of Bath, and Taylor and Alexandra Williamson of Orlando, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Collin, Landon and Henry Davis.
The family thanks the entire staff at the Village of St. Edwards and the VNS Hospice, for their kind and compassionate care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14 at St. Victor Catholic Church, 3435 Everett Rd. in Richfield, where family will receive friends for one hour prior. His final resting place will be Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Victor Catholic Church or The Village at St. Edward Nursing Home, 3131 Smith Rd., Akron 44333. (Anthony Funeral Homes, Akron, 330-724-1281, anthonyfh.com)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 9, 2014