2013-12-12 / Obituaries

Raymond H. Barr Chambersburg, 78

Raymond H. Barr, 78, of Chambersburg, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

He was born March 3, 1935, in Warfordsburg.

A U.S. Navy veteran of both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, he retired from military service on June 1, 1971, having received 28 Combat Medals. He was a U.S. Navy UDT, EOD/NWD, and a member for nine years of the U.S. Navy Seals. A member and past post commander for two years of Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373 in Greencastle, he served as American Legion By-County Commander for one year and as a deputy commander in District 22 for three years. He was a life member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, and Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, all in Chambersburg.

He was an avid sports fan, and he enjoyed riding his trike, and was a member of Chapter C of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA).

He is survived by his wife, Helen H. Barr, whom he married June 15, 1974; three children: Ramona, Cathy and Raymond Jr.; three step-children: Gloria, DuWayne and Jody; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kay Ann.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather and his mother, James G. and Esther “Violet” Decker Brown; a daughter, Mary Beth; a brother, Mike, and a sister, Patsy.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg. Rev. Paul B. Baker officiated. Interment, with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard, was at Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Raymond’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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