Jack D. Barber, age 84, of Erie, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, at Manchester Commons following a brief illness.
He was born in Kane, Pa. on September 19, 1929, a son of the late Walter Hartwin and Ida Isabell Goodwin Barber.
Jack was raised in Burning Well, Pa., graduated from Mt. Jewett High School, and then went on to the General Motors
Institute in Detroit, graduating in 1948.
Jack came to Erie in 1954. His first business was an Atlantic Gas Station at 12th and McConnell. He then opened his auto dealership and garage, Barber Auto, and has been in his present location on West 12th Street near Powell Avenue since 1963.
He was a Mason for over 64 years, belonging to the Kane Lodge #0566 F.&A.M. He was also a member of the Siebenbeurger Club, Antique Automobile Club of America - Presque Isle Region, and the Northwest PA Chapter of the Buick Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Barber; and a brother, Walter Barber Jr.
He is survived by his close friends and business associates, George and Robin Hanks, Jim Glazier, Robert Spencer, Jim Summerville, and Sue Slocum all of Erie; and his longtime friend from grade school, Jim McGill of Westline, Pa.
Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th Street (at Powell Ave.). on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m.
Burial will be private in Mt. Jewett Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Homes Caring for Life Fund, 6351 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505, or to the West Lake Fire Department, 3762 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505.
Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - West Lake
3801 W. 26th St. Erie, PA 16506
Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 3, 2014