Barina, John F.
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Binghamton: John F. Barina, 90, of Binghamton, passed away at the NYS Veterans Home, Oxford, NY, on Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen Barina; four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, John T. and Winifred Barina of Binghamton and James M. and Latisha Barina of Salem, MA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Roseanne and Brian Runau of Indiana and Marie and Richard Mullins of Binghamton; four grandchildren and their spouses, Thomas Barina, Michael and Ceara Barina, Heather and Jeremy Packard, and Sean Mullins; a great-granddaughter, Lillian Packard; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Julia Fiacco and Johanna Quick and Anne and Paul Sheredy, all of Binghamton. John was a member of SS Cyril & Method Catholic Church. He was a City of Binghamton Firefighter with 38 years of service and a past President of the Firefighters Union, Local 729, a meat cutter for Darlings Meat Co. and a veteran of WWII. He was a forward observer for the 345th field artillery, US Army 90th Infantry Division serving from Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. John loved to fish and hunt and spent many hours on Cayuga Lake. Donations may be made in John's name to the Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund Inc., 4 Loretta Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at Laskowski Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at SS Cyril & Method Catholic Church, 148 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Arrangements and supervision by:
Laskowski Funeral Home
367 Prospect St. Binghamton, NY 13905
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 7 to May 9, 2013