GREENVILLE - Vitalus H. "Jim" Barga, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on March 2, 2013, at 12:10 p.m. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1925, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Louis and Eleanora (Goubeaux) Barga.
He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl and Allen Smith of Greenville and Lisa Barga of Greenville; granddaughter, Leslie Smith of Greenville; brother Mark "John" Barga of Bradford; sisters, Rita Borland of Sidney and Iva Wion of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Anna G. Barga, whom he married on June 29, 1952 in Union City, Ind.; siblings, Agnes Kissinger, Norbert Barga, Cecilia Gasson, Lucy Petitjean, Bernard "Jake" Barga, Basil Barga, Martin Barga, Noah Barga, Clara Subler, Beatrice "Patty" Barga, Leo Barga and Paul Barga.
Jim was a member of the United States Army and retired from the Darke County Garage.
There will be a service held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Gill Krouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com