Oscar D. Barker died on Monday, October 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was 92.
Oscar was predeceased by Patricia Teaney Barker, his wife of 54 years and son David. He is survived by children Sally (Mike) Dunford, Jane (Russ) Barker-Hunt, Christopher (Jane), Timothy (Beth), Matthew, Mariellen Giordano, Nora (Kevin) Haran, 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Geraldine Johnson and brother George Barker. He was originally from Yonkers, N.Y. and a longtime resident of the Albany, NY area as well as St. Petersburg, Fl and Doylestown, PA.
He had an extended and varied career as a newspaperman including work for the Albany Knickerbocker News, Troy Record and Clarity Publishing of Albany, N.Y. Following this he served as Public Relations Director for Hudson Valley Community College. He and wife Pat loved to travel. After retirement they traveled the globe while also finding time to do missionary work in the Philippines for 3 years. Family was most important to Oscar and he was happiest when surrounded by his loved ones.
A Memorial Service will be held at Wesley Enhanced Living, 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for relief of the disaster in Puerto Rico to either unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ or hispanicfederation.org/
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