CANFIELD – Robert E. Barrett, 89, of Canfield passed away Wednesday evening at Hospice House with his loving wife and family at his side.
Bob was born in Youngtown on June 5, 1933 and was the son of Richard T. and Isabel Panton Barrett. He was a 1951 graduate of Ursuline High School and a parishioner of St. Columba, St. Edward and St. Patrick/ Youngstown churches. He grew up on the Northside of Youngstown and has been a pillar in the community his whole life. To many of his friends, Bob is known as Moon, his life-long nickname.
Bob was a pipefitter with the UA Local 396 (formally Local 87 of Youngstown). He was installed in the union on November 1. 1952, a career that spanned seventy years. Moon was a member of the executive board and attended many state and national conventions as a delegate. Also, as a member of the Union Counselors, he worked on many service projects in the community. As a union brother, he was a mentor and friend to many. In addition, Moon worked on the Alaskan pipeline for over 3 years.
Moon was a member of the Difference Makers, a local non-profit that focused on fulfilling the needs of children in the community; and, he thoroughly enjoyed volunteering every year at the United Way’s Fishing Tournament. Moon was an avid golfer and attended the British Open and Masters numerous times with fellow golf friends. Moon enjoyed family vacations in the Outer Banks as well family gatherings in his pavilion at his home in Canfield. Since childhood, Moon was a loyal Notre Dame football fan and spent many weekends in South Bend cheering on the Fighting Irish with friends and family.
Bob leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Carolyn Liberatore, whom he married on June 4, 1988. Children Kimberly Barrett of Boardman, Bob (Valerie) Barrett of Cincinnati, Joanne Barrett of Chicago, Jim Barrett also Chicago, Anne Vitullo of Niles, Gina (Nick) Pastella of Boardman, and Marilyn (Todd) McCallister of Hubbard, Grandchildren, Maggie Barrett, Julian Palmer, Joely Kaylor-McCallister, Stephen Barrett, Cameron Carson, Peter Barrett, Dominic Pastella, Calum Barrett, Abigail Barrett, Julia Carson, Laney McCallister, and Michael Pastella, a sister-in-law Nancy Barrett and many loved nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Barrett and the Barrett family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, July 17, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Avenue and Monday, July 18, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. also in the church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. celebrated by Reverend Father Kevin Peters.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Barrett.
Bob’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Park Vista and the Hospice House for the care they provided to him and his family over these past several weeks.
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