Edward “Mike” M. Barr, 74, of Lancaster, passed away at home after a lengthy illness on January 28, 2023. He was the loving husband of Judy (Denlinger) Barr.
Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late John and Thelma (Martin) Barr.
After graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School, Mike proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
In his spare time, he enjoyed visiting casinos, participating in Freedom Rides for fellow veterans as well as cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He was also an active member of the VFW in Lancaster.
In addition to his wife Judy, he is survived by children, Cathy Plummer (wife of Troy) of Jacksonville, FL and Mike Barr of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Dana Barr, Kristen Alvarado and Kyle Plummer; and great-grandchildren, Julian and Mikey. Also surviving are sisters, Cindy Abrams and Joyce Michael and a brother, James Barr. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John Barr.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with burial to occur in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contribution in his memory may be made to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com
Sharon Harnish says
Judy and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Mikes passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Christina Keaton says
Tina Wagner, fellow classmate
Class of ’67
Kathy Weaver says
I am so sorry to hear this news.
I hope you and your family find comfort knowing that Mike is no longer suffering.
I will include you and your family in my prayers.
Class of 1967
Shelley Wagner says
Judy and family,
Mike and I were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Shelley and Mike Wagner
Class of 1967
michelle wise says
judy and family
we are sorry for your loss mike was a nice all round guy and will be missed by all of us
love and hugs
jeff and michelle wise
Bill & Barb Arms says
You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Barry Waltman and Barbara Elliott says
Judy and family you are all in our Prayers, Mike was one of the best men I’ve known.
Rick & Kathy Amour says
Dear Judy and family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband, Mike. We always enjoyed talking with him when we attended JP McCaskey reunions, birthday parties and other fun events. He was such a kind soul and handled his illness with such grace.
Nothing can take away the hurt and pain of losing a loved one, but we pray that the love of family and friends will help sustain you through this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Rick & Kathy amour
Kathy O'Connor says
Dear Judy I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing It seems like yesterday we were teenagers hanging out at Kings and going to dances. Mike was one of the nicest people I’ve known. May your sadness soon be replaced by happy memories
Gloria Wiegand says
My prayers are with you. Mike was a terrific guy. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. God bless your family and help you all to heal.
Maria & Gary Irvin says
Our prayers are with you, we are sorry to hear about your loss.
May time & good memories help you though thus time of grief.
1966 classmate – Susie S. K.
Joyce M. Brown says
Judy, Cathy and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mike was such a sweetheart of a person. I always remember the times I went on roadtrips with you all when you lived here. Just remember Mike is in the arms of our Heavenly Father and is at peace. No more suffering. Love you. Miss your smile Cathy.
joseph Sebelist says
Dale and I have you and your children in our prayers. Mike was well loved by his fellow classmates and friends. He will be greatly missed. Dale Pieri & Joseph Sebelist
Dick and Sandy Frantz says
Dear Judy and Family,
We were sorry to hear that Mike lost his battle with his illness, he fought so hard.
He was such a nice guy. You two had such a special bond, you were meant for each
We will be praying asking God to give you the strength and wisdom you need as
you go through this time of loss.
Earl Papa Boots says
Sending prayers n condolences to Judy n Barr family members in the passing of Mike. I always appreciated seeing Mike/Judy up in the casinos n their kindness they showed me when we would C each other. The last time I talked to Mike/Judy was at our McCaskey 55th Class Reunion in October 22.
Patricia hunter says
So sorry for your loss sending love and Prayers always loved Talking to Judy/Mike at Largos Sleep well
Melanie (Reed) Miller says
Dear Judy Barr and family
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.
Mike was always kind to everyone. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will pray for strength and comfort for you during this difficult time. He led your family by example and I know everyone will be there for each other. God bless
Jeff Forster says
Dear Judy and Family,
We join countless others, friends and family, in mourning the loss while celebrating and giving thanks for the life of a good man. It was always such a treat to see the two of you at our class reunions, a classic couple moving through life with grace, energy and humor. Mike had such a nice way about him; it endeared him to us all. May you and your beautiful family find comfort, peace and strength in cherishing a lifetime of memories.
Much love, Jeff Forster, McCaskey Class of 1966
Becky Erb says
Judy-I’m thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. It was a joy to care for Mike and to get to know you as well!
Becky ABBCI RN
Pat Wickersham says
Judy and Family , My deepest condolences go out to you. I know what you are going through because now I am going through the same thing because Giles died 2/6 . I will give you a call or you can call me once we feel up to talking. 717 299-2024 email – firstname.lastname@example.org My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Pat Wickersham