The Obit For Jack Barber

Jack Chris Barber

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 7/13/2008

Feb. 13, 1925 - June 25, 2008.

Beloved and compassionate father. Funeral services are 12:30PM, Monday, July 21, 2008 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with full military honors by the United States Marine Corps Honors Team.

Jack was a native of Martins Ferry, OH; graduated from Union High School in New Castle, PA, and he was a veteran of World War II and during his military career, he was awarded a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and a European African Middle Eastern Medal and after being honorable discharged, he married Theodora Ballas from Tewksbury, MA. Jack was a member of the Greek Orthodox faith and they were married on December 3, 1948 in Lowell, MA.

He was a pitcher for a Boston Braves Farm Club in Owensboro, KY "Kitty League Team". Jack also pitched with the Union Civics in the North County League.

He and his wife were the owners of Cricket Dress Mfg. Company in Nashua, NH. He moved to New Castle, PA in 1968 and to Coca Beach, FL in 1974 and then to Sanford, FL in 1991.

He loved nature, gardening, fishing, hunting and was a great cook.

Jack is survived by Norman Barber of Dawson, GA and Kenneth Barber of Sanford, FL; daughter, Victoria Barber of Sanford, FL; grandson, Kenneth Christopher Barber of Sanford, FL; three brothers, Richard Barber of Lowell, MA, William Barber and Robert Barber, both of New Castle, PA, and a sister, Phoebe Flynn of New Castle, PA. Visit www.veteransfuneral for complete instructions and to sign the guest book.

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