John Barbaro

Obituary of John Barbaro

John J. Barbaro, 75, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, PA, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Regional Hospital, Scranton, PA, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Barth. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage in November

Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Angelo and Lena Mongelia Barbaro.

He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale and served in the Army with the military police. John served for 20 years with the Carbondale Police Department having retired with the rank of Lieutenant. He had also been employed at Holt Lumber Company, Carbondale and was the former owner of Mr. B's Tobacco Shop, Carbondale. John was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale. He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Hyzinski, Dr. Peters and staff and the nurses and staff at Regional Hospital, especially nurses, Jessica and Lynn.

He is survived by two children: Tony Barbaro and wife Ann Marie of Carbondale, PA and Gina Barbaro and fiancé Gary Waters of Carbondale, PA; three granddaughters: Erika Barbaro and companion Jordan Swift, Jillian Barbaro and fiancé Alex Bazink and Kristi Barbaro and fiancé James Stoklosa; two sisters: Ann Marie Amato and husband Vince of Carbondale, PA and Delores Sekelsky and husband John of Parsippany, NJ; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson: Michael Voglino; two sisters: Marion Barbaro and Lucille Martone.

The funeral will held Monday, August 14, 2017 with a blessing service at 10:00 a.m. from Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

Pallbearers: Jordan Swift, Gary Waters, Greg Terpak, James Stoklosa, Alex Bazink and Robert Wiggins.

Military honors were provided by the Simpson VFW Post 4712 and members of the Carbondale Police Department provided an honor guard.

Friends called Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.