Charles Barber, Scranton, died June 28 in the Abington Manor Nursing Home after an illness. His wife of 64 years is the former Lucienne Lecouteux. The couple married on July 22, 1946.
Born in Chinchilla, he was the son of the late Charles and Catherine Jordan Barber. Prior to retirement he worked at the Scranton Tribune for 48years. He started as a paperboy before the war and returned to work his way up to Assistant Circulation Manager. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He served with Company “A” Supply Battalion, known as the Red Ball Express, in the Africa Middle Eastern Campaign; Normandy, France and Rhineland, Central Europe. He was a member of the Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church and the VFW Post 7069 in Clarks Summit.
Also surviving are two daughters Sally Smargiassi of Shavertown and Denise Brown and husband Stephen of Lima, OH; three grandchildren William Smargiassi and wife Leigh, Charles Smargiassi and wife Tara and Michele Stoshick and husband David; seven great grandchildren Madeline, William, Addison, and Alton Smargiassi and David, Mathew and Megan Stoshick; sister in law Kathleen Barber; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters DeSales Barber, Florence Rojeck and Helen Davis; three brothers Gerald, Eugene and Harry Barber.
The family would like to thank all of the relatives and friends for their support during this difficult time, including the staff at the Abington Manor for their loving care and attention to all of us.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:15am in the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11am in the Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church 316 William St. North Scranton.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the funeral home.
Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.