Richard C. Barr (1937 - 2016)

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Richard C. Barr, 78, Curwensville, passed away Jan. 18, 2016, at DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Born May 13, 1937, in Luthersburg, Pa., son of the late Michael and Lola (Shaffer) Barr. He was married to R. Shirley Barr on Jan. 2, 1960. They were married for 54 years before her passing on Nov. 20, 2014.
Richard is survived by a son, Richard C. Barr Jr., of Curwensville, Pa.; a daughter, Rachel A. Shively and husband Dion C. Shively of Greensburg, Pa.; a grandson. Ian J. Shively of Greensburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Catherine Barr of Kenmore, N.Y.; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Richard was a 1954 graduate of Curwensville Area High School and a 1959 graduate of Penn State University.
He worked for Chrysler Corp. as an accountant in the 60's and 70's in Detroit and Toledo. He later became a comptroller for various coal companies including: Adobe, Bradford and Reddinger Coal Companies.
He loved driving, so after retirement he drove for Pyramid Health Care.
Richard also enjoyed hunting, gun collecting, reloading, fishing and taking long walks in the woods to enjoy nature.
He was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Charles "Fred" Barr and Norman L. Barr and sister-in-law, Esther B. Barr.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Leo Nedza Funeral Home of DuBois.
Online condolences can be made at
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Leo Nedza Funeral Home
199 West DuBois Avenue
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-4567
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 24, 2016
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