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Henry "Pete" Barlow

Slidell, Louisiana

Nov 26, 1932 – Nov 8, 2019 (Age 86)


November 26, 1932
November 8, 2019
Slidell, Louisiana


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Henry B. “Pete” Barlow, passed away peacefully from this life at his home, on November 8, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children.

Pete, as he is known by friends and family, joined the United States Air Force on December 7th, 1949. He completed Airborne Radar and IFF training in December 1950 and was assigned to the 16th Troop Carrier Squadron located at Sewart Air Force Base in Smyrna, TN. After attaining rank of Staff Sergeant, Pete was honorably discharged on December 6, 1953.

Pete joined IBM on February 3, 1954 as a Customer Engineer in the Data Processing Division in New Orleans. While working at the Port of Embarkation, he met and married “a beautiful Italian lady”, Carol Ann Radosti, in 1959. For the next eleven years he held different positions in the Field Engineering Division, all pertaining to large computers. In 1970 as a Senior Program Support Rep, he was trained on system software and provided support for large computers installed at banks and hospitals. In 1984 he was offered a position of Advisory System Engineer with the Marketing Division providing assistance to Marketing Reps and customers with install and performance issues on large computers. During the last 24 years that he served IBM as a hardware/software expert, he traveled to Kansas, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama solidifying his legacy with IBM. He retired from IBM with 38 years of service on December 31, 1991.

Pete was a devoted family man who dedicated his life to providing for his wife and children. They have fond memories of numerous beach vacations in Destin, fishing trips at the camp on Lake Pontchartrain, and multiple trips with his grandchildren to Disney World. At home, he enjoyed hosting family and friends while serving his famous beef tenderloins, BBQ ribs, fried chicken, and BBQ shrimp. Pete was a faithful parishioner of Resurrection of Our Lord and member of Resurrection Rams men’s club. For many years he coached youth football at Lakeland Terrace and girls’ basketball at DiBenedetto playground.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carol Radosti Barlow, his children, Jan Barlow Raley (EJ), Kenneth Barlow, Elizabeth Barlow, and Robert Barlow, his grandchildren Jillian Barlow Hicks (Kerry), Erica Raley Jones, Josh Raley, Noah Bacon and Carly Bacon, and his great-grandchildren Kaleb, Remington, and Cason. He is also survived by a sister Maxine Kashagan of El Paso, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his mother Bernice Sanford Daniels, his father Colon Frank Barlow, his brother Colon Frank Barlow, Jr, his grandson EJ Raley IV, and his great-grandson Raley Jones.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Passages Hospice for their care during this difficult time.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services at HONAKER FUNERAL HOME,

on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

Visitation on Wednesday after 11:00 A.M. until funeral time.

Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.

Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.


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Pawpaw Barlow lived his faith. He loved and gave generously of himself to all his family and friends. I remember him best for his cooking (beef tenderloin on the grill), fun parties around the pool, and especially the time he spent with his grandchildren (my nieces and nephews). He was one of a kind and is greatly missed. So many are stronger today because of his kindness and the memory of his love. Love you, Mawmaw Barlow!
Angelle and Tim

Our very dear Pete,
You have been already missed dearly, RIP and we are sure you are looking upon us from heaven. Our prayers and true love goes to Carol , Elizabeth and all of your family .
Love, joseph & family

I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Pete. I had the pleasure of being in his company several times and I must say he was a true gentlemen all the way. I am sure he will be missed. My sincere condolences to the Barlow family ❤

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Sorry I could not be there today. We are so sorry for your lost. Keeping you and your kids in our prayers.

Honored to serve as the Officiant for Petes Funeral today. What a wonderful man with a big heart and amazing smile.
May my brother Rest In Peace knowing he is now in the loving arms of Jesus.

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

Kenny Spellman '84
Brother Martin High School

The only house I felt more welcome in, was my own. Pete always had a smile on his face even if you were waking him up at 4AM to go fishing with Ken and Bob. And Mrs. Carol was always eager the fill you up with home cooking. He raised a great family, and was a proud papa. he will be missed by all who knew him. Keeping the entire Barlow family in our prayers in this time of sorrow.

Mr. Pete was a kind and gentle man. As one of his IBM family my dad and Pete Barlow were lifelong friends for 60 years. They fished and hunted together throughout. Our family and the Barlows spent fun times together so many years ago. I will always remember Pete and Carol Barlow as my parents friends. Mr Pete made great effort to come visit my dad in the hospital, rehab, and at the house before his passing. My dad always enjoyed his visits. Hopefully they are reminiscing right now. Thanks Mr...