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Ronald Paul Barr


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Ronald Paul Barr
Jun. 21, 1930 - Jan. 5, 2019
Resident of San Jose
Passed away at the age of 88 after living a beautiful and full life. Devoted husband of 54 years to beloved wife, Mary Ann. Loving father of Stephanie (Michael) Traas and grandfather to Ella and Audrey. Preceded in death by parents David Russell Barr Sr. and Myrtle Jean Householder Barr and brothers David Russell Barr Jr. and Raymond Arthur Barr.
Born on June 21, 1930 in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from high school, Ron entered the Air Force as a Staff Sargent, teaching electronics and radar at Lowry Air Force Base. He then attended the Colorado School of Mines where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Ron spent his entire engineering career working at General Electric, while living in Syracuse, NY, Wiesbaden, Germany, Cape Canaveral, FL, Zurich, Switzerland and San Jose, CA. In retirement, he enjoyed being a travel consultant, judging high school science fairs, building homes with Habitat for Humanity and being a member of the G.E. ELFUN Society.
Ron's passions included traveling around the world, sailing, skiing, golfing and cooking Sunday dinner for his family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 18, at Central Christian Church, 2555 Meridian Ave, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Ron may be made to a .


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 14, 2019
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