Donald J. Barber


Donald J. Barber, 79, of Bucks Corners Road, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Cadyville, N.Y., on Oct. 22, 1939, the son of Gilbert and Helen (Wells) Barber.
Donald graduated from Saranac Central School and he later married Joyce Gambadoro on Oct. 16, 1961.
Donald worked as a corrections officer at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora until his retirement after many years of service.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Barber of Cadyville; two sons, Shawn Barber and his wife, Lisa of Ogdensburg and Todd Barber and his wife, Mary of Cadyville; sister, June Roefaro and her husband Henry; five grandchildren, Dylan Barber, Kaylee Barber, Sasha (Chad) Hicks, Brianna Barber and Mitchel Barber and four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Olivia, Baylee and Arya.
He was predeceased by a brother, Russell Barber.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Research Hospital or Hospice of the North Country.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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3 posts

Richard M Clukey
Jul 10, 2019
R.I.P. MY Friend -
Linda Parker
Jul 10, 2019
Joyce and family, am so sorry to hear of Donald's passing.My thoughts are with you.
John Avery
Jul 10, 2019
Always a no nonsense c.o. Great when I occasionally got to work with Don and his second officer, my brother-in-law Dickinson Doe. God bless your precious soul my friend, rest in peace.