Joseph F. Barron III
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Joseph F. Barron, III

Spring Garden Twp. - Joseph F. Barron, III, 80 of Spring Garden Twp. passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the York Hospital.

He was the husband of Winona M. (James) Barron. They were married for 34 years.

Joe was born on October 28, 1939 in Philadelphia. Son of the late Helen (Carragher) and Joseph F. Barron, II.

He graduated from North Catholic High School, Philadelphia, and was a U.S.Navy Veteran. He obtained an Associates degree in Fire Science and retired as a Battalion Chief from the Philadelphia Fire Department after 25 years of service. He was chief of Spring Garden Township Fire Department and head of Safety and Security at Memorial Hospital York. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he was a Knights of Columbus 3rd degree.

In addition to his wife, Joe is also survived by his children; Joseph F. Barron, IV, and wife Janelin, of Moreno Valley, CA, Michael Barron, and wife, Jan, of St. Mary's, GA, Kelly Schoenberger, and husband Kevin, of Mercersburg, PA, Kevin Barron, and wife Lisa, of Horsham, PA, Joanie Polidoro, and husband, John, of Bensalem, PA, and Marcy Moore, and husband Bob, of York, PA; grandchildren Michael, John, Kylie, Danielle, Evan, Kevin, Emily, Sean, Johnny, Will, Kaitlyn, Gabriella, Nicholas, Erin, Victoria, Sarah, RJ, Ryan, and Joey; 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Patricia Barron and Helen Cuozzo.

The viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. 902 Mt. Rose Ave. and 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2935 Kingston Rd., York, PA. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m at the church with the Rev. Stephen Fernandes OFM, Cap, as the celebrant with military honors provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery, Hanover, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306

Published by York Daily Record from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2020.
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To Nonnie and all of Chief Barron's family, I want to send you my sincere condolences. I was sorry to hear of his passing. He had quite an impressive career and life. Thanks Joe!
Brian Pepo
April 25, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the Baron clan. Pop was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. Thank you for your service Pop. You will be missed!
Butch & Debbie Ford
March 19, 2020
Words are so meaningful, Joe Barron I will miss the kind posts that you have sent me! You were such a great role model in this world to so many people.The Fire Department, A great Husband, Daddy, and of course Grandfather. Hope you are doing great on the other side and will always Be in Spirit with your family! XO Rest In Peace. You will be so missed on this earth plane. You are now a beautiful Sprit In The Sky♥
Mari Paul
March 18, 2020
Joe Barron was a real asset to the people of Spring Garden Township. He always seemed a veritable fixture of the community. To his family, I extend my deepest condolences. Please know that Joe will be remembered fondly by many. I wish to express special sympathies to his grandson John who I knew when he was a member of the York Suburban wrestling team.
JP Shaffer
March 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Penny Erk
March 17, 2020
To Nonnie and the Barron Family, our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Joe. Dad worked with and for him at Victory Fire Dept.for many years. He was a friend, and well respected. May you find comfort and peace in the days and months ahead, knowing what a fine memory he has left behind. Sharon [Pepo] Shepard and Bob Pepo
March 17, 2020
When I came to York College of PA in the early 1990s, I was lucky to be given the chance to serve under Chief Barron. As time passed and life evolved, he became Joe...and in some ways a second dad to many of us but he was always the Chief. He always had a minute to chat no matter what was going. Grantley and Victory fire companies, Spring Garden Township and the entire York community is better because of your service Joe. May you rest in peace.
Rob Brady
March 16, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Winona and the entire Barron family. Joe will be missed, he was cherished by both Maureen and I. We will miss our visits to York and our time together. He is the last of the Barron's of our generation. We are very sad by his sudden departure. May you rest in peace cousin Joe! We will not forget you my friend.
John & Maureen Racicot
P.S. John send Military Salute on behalf of an old Army/Air Force veteran
John Racicot
March 16, 2020
Enjoyed Joe's friendship over the last many years.
He will surely be missed.

My sincere condolences to the Baron family.

Jessica Riley Wynn
March 16, 2020

For 10 years Joe and I were known to some as a Dynamic Duo of the Safety and Security Department at the Memorial Hospital. Joe was more than a boss, he was a big brother, a father, a mentor and a friend. Joe helped me through difficult times in my personal life and he always had my back, and I his. We fought as firefighters and police officers often do, but we respected each other's professional abilities. Joe loved to debate any issue with a fervor. He seemed to derive strength from controversy and was on top of his game when a challenge presented itself. He could size up a situation quickly and respond appropriately.

During all those years together, three things immediately come to mind. The first was a near tragic event with one of his grandson while on vacation (he conveyed that he felt as if God had intervened). The next, the day he lost one of the family dogs (I saw him experience much sorrow). The last, each year or so he had to write a correspondence to the Corrections Parole Board to keep a man who's recklessness and criminal behavior had taken the life of one of his loved ones (He had a passion to see that this man served every day of his sentence).

I will always remember our last day of work together. We had a going away party for him and it was also the day that I resigned my position. It was as if God told me that it was time to move forward with a new chapter in life. Working at the hospital without Joe would just not be the same. One day I will surely be reunited with him in a place of Peace, free of the worries in this World.

My sincerest condolences to Nonnie. Joe often said that Nonnie was a Saint to put up with him for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are also with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved his family so much and would do anything for any of them. I cannot imagine the little ones and what Life will be for them without Pop.
Doug Shope
March 16, 2020
Joe was a great person who I met years ago while being a member at Station 15 Victory Fire dept. Spring Garden Township.God Bless You Joe.
Orvin E. Reidel II
March 16, 2020
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