Bruce Barker Sr.
1948 - 2016
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Bruce Edward Barker, Sr., 67, of Emmaus, died Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown after battling cancer. He was a construction estimator with A.P. Houser in Emmaus for 45 years, during which time he developed a reputation for integrity and worked on numerous commercial and residential projects throughout the Lehigh Valley. But his greatest joy in life was his family. He was devoted to his wife of 45 years, Carol (Kondravy) Barker, whom he met while both were students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as to his four sons. He was an active parishioner at Saints Peter & Paul Church in Allentown. A native of Penn Hills, he also loved Pittsburgh and the Steelers. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Carol; sister, Kathleen Cefalo; son, Bruce Jr.; son, Jeremy, and daughter-in-law, Rachel Belani-Barker; son, Eric, daughter-in-law, Layne Powers Barker, and beloved granddaughter, Bridget Genevieve; and son, Evan, and Evan's fiancée, Laura Gallagher. Services: A viewing will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM Friday, January 8 at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, 225 Elm Street, Emmaus. Another viewing will be held from 9-10 AM Saturday, January 9 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1065 Fullerton Ave., Allentown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions: Cancer Education and Research Fund, Lehigh Valley Health Network, P.O. Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105-1556.



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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 8, 2016.
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February 23, 2016
Carol and family,
Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband.
Emmaus High School class of "66" reunion committee.
January 11, 2016
Evan, sorry to hear of the loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers....
Melinda Guffy
January 10, 2016
Dear Barker Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I smile, thinking way back, when Mr. Barker would sit on the bleachers, watching and cheering us on while we played basketball at St. Ann's. Great memory. God Bless.
Jamie Wunderler
January 8, 2016
Stunned and saddened. I never expected to have to write this so soon, and I don't know what to say except that I'm heartbroken. I remember being jealous of Bruce Jr. back in high school for having such a cool dad. Bruce Sr. was a great guy with a wonderful family, who my heart goes out to and who are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth Skrapits
January 8, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. It has been many years since our visits at Union Terrace School in Allentown.
Patricia Reeder
January 8, 2016
Dear Carol and Family,
Bruce was a dear friend and coworker of mine for 21 years. We shared many laughs together and I will always cherish those moments. His love for debates with his sons always made me smile. His friendship will be greatly missed.

With Love,
Pat Litak
January 8, 2016
Mrs. Barker, Eric, and family...We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Leslie Haberacker
January 8, 2016
Praying for the Barker Family at this time. Deeply sorry for your loss, Mrs. Barker.
Megan Dunleavy
January 8, 2016
Carol, Jeremy, Eric and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's Passing. My prayers are with you all.
Frank DiLeo
January 8, 2016
Curt Santee
January 8, 2016
Bruce was a wonderful person. I am very sorry for your loss. May God bless you with peace.
With prayer for you all,
Sister Germaine Hartle, OSB
January 8, 2016
Carol & Family May God Bless you & your Family at this time of great loss & help you through each day. Our memory of Bruce & your family will always be cherished. Knowing Bruce is with our Father in heaven, will give you peace now & forever. Lots of Love
Pat & George Saunders 111
January 8, 2016
Very sorry for your great loss thoughts and prayers with family
george glassford
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