BERNARD G. "BARNEY" STRINGER, 84 OF DOWNINGTOWN Bernard G. "Barney" Stringer, 84, of Downingtown, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Life Care Hospital, West Chester. He was the beloved husband of Shirley L (Heidelbaugh) Stringer, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Downingtown, on June 9, 1927 he was the son of the Joseph and Mary (Reid) Stringer. Barney attended Downingtown School, and was employed as a machinist for many years with Beloit Eastern and at McCuchin & Pyle Companies. Barney bowled in a league at Ingleside Lanes. He was a huge fan of the Flyers, Eagles Phillies and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a lover of dogs. Barney was a social member of the Minquas and East Brandywine Fire Companies. He belonged also to the Brandywine YMCA, and was active with the Honey Brook and Downingtown Senior centers. In addition to his wife, Barney is survived by his daughters, Theresa Bryant and Joan Stringer, both of Pottstown. He is also survived by sisters, Mary Walton, Eleanor Fuller and Sarah Jane Heidelbaugh, all of Coatesville, and Elizabeth Harrington of Parkesburg; brother, Charles of Downingtown; sisters-in-law, Ruth Stringer of Exton, Marian Stringer of Elverson and Barbara Martin of Honey Brook; brother-in-law, Richard and his wife, Jane of Downingtown, and many nieces and nephews. Barney is preceded in death by his brothers, John, James, Joseph, "Dode" and Howard "Mike" Stringer; sisters-in-law, Patsy and Dorothy " Dot " Stringer, and brothers-in-law, George Walton, Henry Fuller and Ralph Harrington. Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Labs Funeral Home, Inc., 141 Pequea Ave., Honey Brook, with Pastor Walt Shuler officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Internment services will be held privately at St. Agnes Mausoleum, West Chester. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Downingtown Senior Center, 983 East Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19355 or The East Brandywine Community Park, Attn Sandy Lammey, 291 Corner Ketch Road, Downingtown, PA 19335. The Labs Funeral Home, Honey Brook, is in charge of arrangements.