RIXFORD, Pa. - Henry "Frank" Barton, 71, of Looker Mountain Trail, passed away Saturday (Oct. 5, 2013) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Born May 1, 1942, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Sidney J. and Florence Beatrice Stives Barton. On Feb. 26, 1966, in the Church of Christ in Fosterbrook, he married Patricia L. Scalfaro, who survives.
Frank was a 1961 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and had resided in the Rixford area his entire life.
Mr. Barton was employed as a roustabout for the Paul Kahle Oil Co. and later for the Quaker State Oil Co. in production for many years. He then worked for Zona Construction in Eldred until retiring due to poor health.
Frank was a member and past president of the Otto-Eldred High School Sports Boosters and a member of the Otto Township Lion's Club. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and family, as well as playing card games with family and friends. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and restoring houses.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Tracey (Bruce) Stone of Rixford; four grandchildren, Cody (Brittany Martz) Stone, Mackenzie Stone, Sydney Stone and Alexander Stone; a great-granddaughter, Ryon Stone; a sister, Nancy Beckwith of Olean, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Barton in 1996.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. (Oct. 9, 2013) with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton and the Rev. Rick Price co-officiating. Burial will be in Rixford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otto Township Ambulance Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.