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Michael Joseph Barton

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Michael Joseph Barton
Nov 14, 1926 - Dec 12, 2013
Resident of San Jose
Michael Joseph Barton was born and raised in Omaha, NE. He graduated from North High School in 1944 and promptly tried to enlist in the army. Although he was not able to serve his country as a soldier, he eventually went to work in the Ordnance Division at FMC Corporation, where he checked drawings of military vehicles such as the Bradley tank. Michael attained the level of Standards Engineer, retiring in 1990 after 34 years at FMC.
Michael met and married his wife of 59 years, Erma Lucile (Waite) Barton while working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha. In 1956, after the birth of their three children, Michael moved his family to San Jose, CA where he lived until his death.
Michael is survived by his daughters Bernadette McDowell and Annette Beamer, and his son Michael J. Barton, Jr.; by 6 grandchildren: Justin, Jason, AnnaMarie, Victoria, Michael, and Iain; and by a great-grandchild, Angel.
Friends are invited to attend a visitation (4:30-7:00 PM) and rosary service (5:30 PM) on Sunday, December 22 at Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. A funeral mass will take place at St. Frances Cabrini Church on Monday, December 23 at 10:00 AM, followed by interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Dec. 21, 2013
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