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Jay Floyd Barton

Jay Floyd Barton, 84, of 706 Jepson Road, Stamford, Vt., passed away at his home on February 6, 2014. Born in North Adams, on May 20, 1929, he was the son of Daniel C. and Irene (Kenyon) Barton. He attended the former Archer School in the Blackinton section of North Adams, and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1948. He joined the US Air Force in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1956 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. He worked at several auto dealerships in the area as a mechanic upon his return. He left North Adams in 1962 to join his brother, Everett Barton, in the operation of EW Barton Company, a capacitor manufacturing company in Northridge, Calif. He returned to the local area in 2007 and has resided with his companion, Susan (Hardman) Bohl, since that time. Jay loved life. He enjoyed camping and traveling in his RV, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed boating, and was a master woodcarver. His interest in the Southwestern United States and its indigenous cultures led to much study and travel in that area. He had visited all 50 states and travelled abroad. He leaves his companion, Susan (Hardman) Bohl, with whom he resided, and her family. He also leaves nephews Bruce Bombardier of Denver, N.C., Everett Barton, Jr., of Bellingham, Wash., David Barton of South Bend, Ind., and Alan and Stanley Hill of Turner, Maine. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Barton of South Bend, Ind. He was predeceased by siblings, Verna (Barton) Bombardier, Berle (Barton) Hill, Daniel Barton and Everett Barton. He also leaves two former wives, Florence (Beckwith) Longstaff of Dalton, and Mary (Taylor) Barton of Pomona, Calif., with whom he maintained friendships. FUNERAL NOTICE: At Jay's request, he will be cremated. There will be a funeral and burial in the Barton lot in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown at a later date. Donations may be made to a through the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 9, 2014
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