The Recorder

John Robert “Bob” Barr

April 2, 2017


Mr. John Robert “Bob” Barr, 94, of Johnstown, passed unexpectedly on April 2, 2017. He was a member of The  First Presbyterian Church for 17 plus years and served in many capacities, serving as an elder of the church. He was loved by so many family and friends.

Bob was born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Paterson, N.J., to late Jack and Janet Barr. He graduated from Patterson High School. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, late June Barr, who preceded him in 2009. Bob was honorably discharged on Nov., 4, 1945, the US Army Air Corp., where he served as bombardier.

Bob was an active and proud member of St. Patrick’s Lodge No. 4 and the Cyprus Shrine. He was also a proud Shriner, who was “Bubbles” the clown, a great tradition of The Shriner’s. Bob also served for many years as “Santa Clause” for the St. Patrick’s Lodge No. 4 Christmas Party.

He was predeceased not only by his parents and his wife, but also his brother; James Barr; and his beloved daughter; Audrey Barr, who passed untimely in 2014.

He is survived by his loving daughter; Darla Abraham (Howard); sister, Margaret “Peggy” Sheldon; his grandchildren, Audrey Bell and Heather Bell; and several nieces and nephews and his great-granddog “Rudy,” who brought him much joy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation period from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, at The Chapel of Ehle and Barnett FFH, LLC 15 N. William St., Johnstown, NY 12095. More details on services will be available in tomorrow’s edition. Bob’s arrangements have been entrusted to Ehle and LLC. Online condolences can be made at  Donation can be made in Bob’s memory to: 516 Carew St, Springfield. MA, 01144.