Charles A. Barcio
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Charles A. Barcio, age 108, passed away at Woodlands Assisted Living in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2013. He was born in Erie, Pa. on March 22, 1904. After graduating high school, he worked for Burke Electric Co., then later joined Edison Electric. Being an electrician was his favorite job among the many he had during his long life. His mechanical aptitude led him to become an auto repairman, a garage and gas station owner, and eventually a car dealer. While living in Erie, Pa., he owned a franchise for the old Kaiser and Frazier brands and later opened a Ford dealership. He also had a business installing and maintaining coin operated dry cleaning machines. Charles was also the maintenance man for the Catholic Churches he attended in Florida, retiring from those positions in 2004. In what little spare time he had, he helped organize the West Lake Volunteer Fire Department in Erie, eventually becoming its Chief. He was also a state fire instructor for Pennsylvania and a longtime Red Cross first aid instructor. He also enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Presque Isle Yacht Club, where he served a term as commodore. He held the presidency of the chamber of commerce in the Erie suburb of Millcreek. Charles enjoyed music and played several instruments in a dance band. He was a devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1948 and a fourth degree member since 1951. While a member of St. Julia Church in Erie, he narrated the broadcasts of Mass on a local radio station for 32 years. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Winnie. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; children, Phyllis (Norman) Dill, John "Jack" (Dorothy) Barcio; step-sons, Glenn (Sandy) Colann, Donald (Debbie) Colann; and numerous grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2013 at Holy Spirit Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Whitehall, Ohio. Celebrant Fr. William Arnold. In lieu of flowers contributions in Charles' memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory or send a condolence. Arrangements entrusted to Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 614-939-4558.


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Published in Erie Times-News on Mar. 23, 2013.
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July 14, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. I am sorry that I did not know him but I just found out that he is my Dad's cousin. Joe Straub is my Dad.
Please accept my condolences.
Beverly Vanderpool
March 31, 2013
May God bless all of you as you remember Mr. Barcio. My family's prayers are with you.
Amy Cunningham
March 27, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Barcio family. May you find comfort in your memories and companionship with your friends.
Shirley Parker
Bev Ferrick
McKean PA
March 26, 2013
I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of Mr. Barcio. They were customers of mine for many years and I hold a deep respect for him and Mrs. Barcio. I send my deepest sympathy to all of the family. He was a wonderful man and I will always remember him. The true testament to his life and his faith was that he lived to be 108 years old. May God bless all his family in this time of sadness.
Terry Jenkins
March 25, 2013
Aunt Dorothy & Uncle Jack,

We are sorry to hear of Charles passing. It sounds like he lived a very full and rich life. We hope your good memories of him will comfort you in this time of loss.

Tracy & JoAnne Massello
JoAnne Massello
March 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Nora Harkins
March 24, 2013
To Dorothy Barcio, and Family, sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. Charlie and my family (Charles & Marion Gauthier)were freinds. From back in the early days. Charlie was a man that would always take his time to talk with you. And some times guide you when needed. I had a short visit with Charlie and Dorothy in Florida. A meeting that was short but the time I will always remember. Dorothy thank you for everything.

David E Gauthier Euless, TX
March 23, 2013
OUR SYMPATHY TO THE BARCIO FAMILY. CHARLES WAS A DEDICATED MAN WHO WOULD HELP MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF. MANY YEARS AGO CHARLES HELPED ME GET A CAR WHEN I DESPARTELY NEEDED ONE. I REMEMBER HIM AS THE NARRATOR FOR THE MASS AT ST JULIA'S CHURCH. HE INDEED WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. THIS FROM MARY AND DIK VENABLE IN LAKELAND, FL
RICHARD VENABLE
March 23, 2013
My family and I wanted to send our deepest sympathy. We are very sorry for your loss. It is encouraging to know that someday very soon the hope at Reve. 21:3,4 will be a reality. When soon sickness, deathing and mourning will be no more. May your family find comfort from close friends and family.
Bryson HIll
March 23, 2013
Phyllis,Jack,and Family,With deep sympathy and understanding in your loss.
Mr.Barcio was the First one to befriend the Pulice's when we moved to Erie He took our family under his wing and did so many nice things to help us out. I for one always will remember how good he was to me.He HELPED to get me my FIRST CAR,AND JOB at the gas station with the help of JACK.The BARCIO family will always be remembered by the Pulice's. God bless
John &Peggy Pulice
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