Carl E.-Barker-Obituary

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Carl E. Barker

Boston, Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 1939 – Jun 27, 2020 (Age 80)


November 14, 1939
June 27, 2020
Boston, Pennsylvania


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Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory - Boston Obituary

Carl E. Barker, 80, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born November 14, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son  of the late John E. "Jack" and Dorothy Jane (Guest) Barker. He was retired from Standard LaFarge and was a member and past recording secretary of the Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Club. He was also a member of Studebaker Drivers Club, Buena Vista Fire Company Social Club, WMBU, and the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing cards, especially Euchre and Pinochle.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dora Mae (Gilbert) Barker, son and best buddy, C. Wayne Barker of Greenock, sister, Phyllis  (Van) Smith of Murrysville, sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Raczkowski and Bonnie Gilbert and brothers-in-law, Vaughn Gilbert and Jack Greenewald of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grand dogs, Taffy, Thunder, Fritz, and Gracie. Visitation and services are private. The Rev. Lori Walters will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. A Celebration Service of the life of Carl Barker will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at both UPMC McKeesport and Davita Dialysis of White Oak for their wonderful care and support that was given to Carl. Condolences may be made at

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Carl you be missed. It was always a pleasure spending time with you.

Dora so sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers are with you and Wayne. But well get together at a later date and celebrate Carls life.

I only got to know Carl in the last 3 years as the Lead Dialysis Tech at McKeesport hospital. In this short period of time, I got to talk with him as if he knew me growing up. We would always share stories of hunting and fishing. I wish I would have known him longer. I pray that God gives you all comfort and healing in this difficult time. Carl will be missed by the staff of UPMC McKeesport Dialysis. I will miss our chats and laughs together. Until we meet again, God Bless you Carl.

Dora & Wayne, Carl was a favorite at Davita. So sweet, funny & strong advice to us all. He'll be missed by many. Love & prayers. Cyndi "Lou"

Dora and Wayne
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead as you remember Carl and all the great years you had together

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Sorry for your loss. Carl was a childhood friend when I lived in McKeesport. Praying for the family .

My Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Carl was such a sweet and gentle man and that is how I will remember him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

So sorry for your loss Dormay ! He was a good guy .