BRADFORD - Mark "John" Barga, age 80, of Bradford, died July 23, 1013 at home.
John was born Dec. 18, 1932 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Louis and Elenora (Goubeaux) Barga. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia E. Barga in 2002; eight brothers, Norbert, Noah, Vitalus, Jake, Basil, Martin, Paul, and Leo Barga; and five sisters, Agnes Kissinger, Cecilia Gasson, Beatrice Barga, Clara Subler, and Lucy Petijean.
He attended Versailles High School; a U.S. Marines Veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict; retired from Frantz Brothers Contruction after over 20 years of service; a member of Immaculate Concepetion Church, Bradford; a member of the VFW, Post #4235, Covington; a hard worker and farmer who loved his family.
John is survived by three sons: Michael Barga of Bradford, Donald Barga of Covington, and Mark and his wife, Jennifer Barga of Bradford; three daughters, Karen Barga of South Carolina, Diane and her husband, Shawn Harbison of Xenia, and Judy Barga of Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Rita Borland of Sidney and Iva Wion of Greenville; two sister-in-laws, Maurita Bergman of Celina and Marilyn Kollesser of Columbus; his two dogs, Black and Shorty; and other relatives and friends.
Prayer Service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or Bradford Fire and Rescue.