OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - William C. Barr, age 80 of Ogdensburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home with his daughter by his side.
Surviving are his children Brenda Cole of Heuvelton, Robert (Donna) Barr of Brunswick,OH, and William Barr II of CO; grandchildren Brent "Sam" Loffler of MO, Melissa Barr and her husband Joe Hamdallah of Cleveland, OH, Zachary (Felicia) Barr; great-grandchildren Payton Rishe and Zeppelin LaRue, Ogdensburg; brothers Daniel (Jane) Barr, Joseph "Gus" (Cheryl) Barr, Peter Barr, and Michael Barr all of Ogdensburg; sisters Mary “Molly" (Doug) Ferris of Ogdensburg and Julia “Judy" (Richard) Paquette of Morristown; sisters-in-law Patricia "Gail" Barr, Ogdensburg and Marion "Mimi" Barr, Rensselaer Falls; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A granddaughter Bethany Barr; brothers Franklin, Thomas, and John "Buck" Barr, and a sister Cora "Jeanine" McEwen predeceased him.
Bill was born on January 28, 1939 in Ogdensburg NY, son of the late Thomas "Ansty" and Leona (Kiah) Barr. He attended St. Mary's Academy and George Hall Trade School. He later continued his education at Canton ATC where he completed a Certificate of Studies in Business. A prior marriage to Beverly A. Ryan ended in divorce, but the couple remained friends throughout the years.
Mr. Barr was employed at Acco International for 42 years and served as the Eastern Distribution Manager, a job he loved and excelled at. He retired in 2006. Bill was an active member of the Army National Guard for 8 years. He enjoyed duck and deer hunting, hiking in the Adirondacks and was a proponent of conserving natural resources.
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at the convenience of his family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.