Frank Russell BARBARIA

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  • "My Dear Marie,My heart and prayers are with you, my friend,..."
  • "Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time...."
    - David Macias
  • "Frank was always a very kind person ... except when it came..."
    - Jeffrey Aguilera
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    - Patricia Lynch Toby Lovallo
  • "Lynn - thinking of you and your family during this time."
    - Cheryl Cochrane
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Passed into the hands of God on March 14, 2014, in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 87 after a brief struggle with pulmonary disease. With his family at his bedside, he moved peacefully into his next life. He was born to Antone and Sentina Barbaria in San Francisco, California on July 25, 1926. Frank was raised in San Francisco and Sacramento. He met the love of his life, Elizabeth, better known just as 'Liz' in 1949. Together with their children they moved to Santa Rosa in 1965, where they soon built a home and lived in the Larkfield-Wikiup community until his death. Frank dutifully served his nation in World War II with the U.S. Navy and proceeded to graduate from the University of San Francisco with a degree in accounting. After a position at DuPont Corporation, he joined the government service again as an Internal Revenue Agent, retiring from his position there after more than thirty years. Frank had many hobbies, including his family tradition of gardening, with memorable crops of tomatoes, garlic and favas. Later there came his prolific yard chickens, cackling every morning in their pride. He was a warm and loving husband and father to his surviving wife, Liz, and children, Lynn Barbaria (Brian Regan), Marie Johnson, Janet Barbaria (Mike Pease) and Russell Barbaria (Cindy Barbaria), and grandfather to Daniel Johnson. During his life, Frank was an avid cyclist, pianist, tennis player, backpacker and woodworker. He will always remain to his family and friends, an enduring, clear, oak branch. Rest in peace, Pops. A funeral mass will be said in Frank's honor at St. Rose Catholic Church, 398 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the , 424 Pendelton Wy, Oakland, CA, 94621.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 20 to Mar. 23, 2014
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