BRADFORD - Mark "John" Barga, 80, of Bradford, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at home. John was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Versailles, to the late Louis and Elenora (Goubeaux) Barga.
He attended Versailles High School, was a U.S. Marines veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict and retired from Frantz Brothers Contruction after more than 20 years of service. Mr. Barga was a member of Immaculate Concepetion Church, Bradford and was a member of the VFW Post 4235, Covington. He was a hard worker and farmer who loved his family.
He was 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.
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 and 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 sisters-in-law, Maurita Bergman of Celina and Marilyn Kollesser of Columbus; his two dogs, Black and Shorty; and other relatives and friends.
A prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, 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 from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or Bradford Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.
Stocker Fraley Funeral Home
131 W. Oakwood St.
Bradford, OH 45308
Published in Piqua Daily Call on July 24, 2013