Robert D. Barber Sr.

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Robert D. Barber Sr., 86, of Tunkhannock, died Thursday at Kingston Commons. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane Adams Barber.

Born in West Pittston on Aug. 24, 1926, he was the son of the late Eugene and Dorothy Brace Barber. He was a graduate of Wyoming High School, received a bachelor's degree in economics from Wilkes College and later became a certified public accountant. He also served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hughestown. He was employed by Sordoni Construction Co. as the vice president of finance and retired from Commonwealth Telephone Co. as treasurer. Robert served on the board of directors of the former Wyoming National Bank and of the Home/Health Services of Luzerne County. He was also a former member of the Pittston Kiwanis Club, the Scranton Canoe Club and the Lake Winola Cottagers Association, where he served as a director while enjoying many summers at the family cottage at Lake Winola.

Robert became a gentleman farmer after retirement, working on his horse farm. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be missed by all. He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their athletic endeavors by attending many equestrian events, basketball and football games and other sporting activities.

He is also survived by a son, Robert Jr. and wife, Eileen, of Lake Winola; and daughter, Susan Bunnell of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Robert III, Michael and Kelly Barber; Julie Jenkins and Kaitlyn Kettell; and great-grandchildren, Adison and Nikolette.

He was also preceded in death by a son in-law, Chip Bunnell; and a brother, Eugene.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, by Pastor Jim Pall of the Huntsville United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Mount View Cemetery, Harding, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 28, 2012
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