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John C. Barner

John C. Barner SchenectadyOur beloved John Buddy Barner of Schenectady, passed onto eternal life with the Lord and his loved ones at the age of 81, at Ellis Hospital, after a long illness. He was born in Jersey Shore, PA and was a graduate from Jersey Shore High School, Gallaudet and Idaho Universities. As a very intelligent man and lover of education, he became a well known and respected teacher of the deaf and went on to retire. He is admired in the deaf community and as a devoted Catholic and last but not least, known as a great Dad. He was very well known for his sense of humor and making others laugh. He had a deep love and appreciation for animals and nature. He enjoyed his time with his beautiful granddaughters. John is survived by daughters, Susan (George) Balinda and Jane Barner; sister, Donnie Fryer of California; granddaughters, Brianna, Bethany, Bianca, and Barbara; and nieces and nephews in California and Pennsylvania. Funeral service Monday morning 8:30 from the Daly Funeral Home, Inc., 242 McClellan St., Schenectady and 9 a.m. at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Church (formerly Our Lady of Fatima Church, Rosa Rd., Schenectady). Calling hours Sunday afternoon 4 to 6 in the evening. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Nov. 1, 2012
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