John R. Barrella
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BERLIN—Mr. John Richard Barrella, 65, of Berlin, Md. past away at his home in Berlin, on September 6, 2012 after losing his battle with lung cancer.
John was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on May 20, 1947. He was a graduate of Liverpool High School, and a U.S. Marine Corps Reservest, also a member of local 519, Stone Masons Union, Syracuse, N.Y., a member of the Liverpool Fire Department and a contractor. He had a resided in the central New York area most of his life, before moving to Charleston, S.C. in 1996, and then to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2005.
He is survived by his wife Martha Ford-Barrella; his mother, Fern Barrella of Liverpool, N.Y.; three children, Jeffery Barrella of Johnson City, N.Y., Melanie Som of Baldwinsville, N.Y. , Melissa Peta of Liverpool, N.Y. and their spouses and children. He was a grandfather of eight grandchildren; two sisters, Deborah Shepardson of Liverpool, and Cynthia Bradshaw of E. Syracuse, N.Y. and their families; two step children, Steven Reeves of Concord, CA. and Terrie Reeves Goss of Surfside, S.C.
Services will be in Syracuse, N.Y. and announced at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street Berlin, MD 21811
Published in The Daily Times on Sept. 8, 2012