I'm sorry to tell you that George passed away on Monday. I talked with George's sister, Carolyn, on Sunday and she said George was terminal and the end was near. His brother, Bill, called today to tell me that George had died on Monday. He said he was very weak, but was alert and participated in the conversations over the weekend. Please keep George and his family in your prayers.
-John Small, '52
Pleasant Hills, PA
George K. Barr
Barr, George K. AVERILL PARK George K. Barr, 77, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Craft Casatelli. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Bertha Barr and his sister, Barbara Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pa. He is also survived by his brother, William of Philadelphia; his sister, Carolyn Miller of Carnegie, Pa.; his children, George III (Jennifer) of Canton Ohio, Darlene of Niskayuna, Sharon (Erik) Sinkora of Lyndonville, N.Y.; his stepchildren, Jeffery (Deborah) Busold of Nassau, N.Y., Karen Meade Clifford of Delhi, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Zachary of Averill Park, Meranda, Mariah, Casey and Marlee, all of Canton; his stepgrandchildren, Michelle Meade of Liberty, N.Y., Samantha Busold of Nassau, N.Y. and David Meade of Livingston Manor, N.Y.; and many nephews and nieces.
There will be no viewing hours. Burial and short service will be held at 12 noon Thursday at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, N.Y. A procession will leave New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie, NY 12205 at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Blooming Grove Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Blooming Grove Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or to Sisters of the Holy Names, 258 Partridge St., Albany, NY 12208.