Richard W. Barger Sr. (1941 - 2018)

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LIMESTONE - Richard W. Barger Sr., 77, of Limestone, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2018) at Buffalo General Medical Center in Buffalo.

He was born Sept. 23, 1941, in Limestone, a son of the late Frank and Virginia Fox Barger. On Oct. 18, 1969, in Bradford, Pa., he married Margaret S. "Soozie" Price, who preceded him in death May 23, 2010.

He was a 1961 graduate of the former Limestone Union Free School.

He worked as a union steward with the Teamsters Union 649 before working for the former Keller Construction in Limestone. He later became the highway superintendent of Limestone. He then started working for the former Zirkle Construction of Limestone prior to working for Belser Hale Inc. until his retirement in 2008.

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Salamanca and formerly a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Limestone. He was a life member of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, where he had 59 years of active service. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion, Limestone Legion Post 1560 and a former member of the Teamsters Union Local 649 in Olean.

Richard will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by one son, Richard (Kristy) Barger Jr. of Bradford; one daughter, Lucinda (Eugene) Barger-Clancy of Limestone; three grandchildren, Derrick Mangel of Limestone and Travis and Brianna Barger of Bradford; one brother, David (Jeanne) Barger of Limestone; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by twin daughters, Dorla May and Darla Kay Barger; brother, Frank Barger; and twin brother, Ralph Barger.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Oct.12, 2018) at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc., Bradford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 13, 2018) at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Salamanca, with the Rev. Patrick Melfi as celebrant. Burial and committal services will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Limestone.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, 616 Main St., Limestone, NY 14753.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 11, 2018