- May 13, 1942 - April 12, 2012
- North Ridgeville, Ohio
of Gene's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Gene and Berni are the best.
Gene's good hearted nature and giving personality meant I always had to wait in line to be with you two!
I still seek your pictures on the internet as I think of our good times together.
My very best friend!
God will bless you well. You deserve the best. Always the giver in the crowd, never the taker.
Posted by: John Hunter - Granville , OH - Neighbor and Best Friend Aug 31, 2013
our deepest sympathy in the demise of husband,dad and poppy!
prayers and love to all !
Posted by: david&laverne siple - rocky river, OH - friends Apr 16, 2012
Our friend Queen Bernie,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. It seems like only yesterday that we spent so much time at St.Peter's fish fries. Jeno, as we called him in Hungarian, would always have on his fish cap and we would laugh as much as we worked. He even allowed me to be your assistant when you were the Sheriff of the lunch room. As a fellow Knight and friend are prayers are with him as enters his just reward.
Posted by: Dan and Clare Demetzky - North Ridgeville, OH - Hungarian and St. Peter's Apr 16, 2012
My deepest sympathies to all of the Barto family. Gene is a great man who I know is missed deeply. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Tom Barstow - Wooster, OH - Friend Apr 16, 2012
Touched my life with friendship and humor. As a new Knight he mentored me and showed me the ropes. He will be missed by alot of people. The love and friendship he showed all that came into his life. I'm sure he will keep God entertained. God did bring home a special man.
The Grimes Family
Posted by: Dale Grimes - North Ridgeville, OH Apr 16, 2012
JOSHUA AND FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE ALL ARE PAYERS ARE WITH YOU
Posted by: JOHN GRATTINO - CHAGRAUN FALLS, OH - FRIENDS Apr 16, 2012
Bernie @ Katy, Angie and I are deeply saddened to here of Genes passing.Our prayers are with you both.We both feel very fortunate to have had Gene in our lives, as anyone who knew how genuine a person Gene was.Not only angie and I will immensly miss him, but all the people who Gene knew and friende with will also. May the Lord be with You, and Thank you Gene for being our Friend.
Posted by: Tom & Angie Fears - Destin, FL - Brother Knight and friend Apr 16, 2012
When we first heard the news , it was not only shocking but unbelievable. We thought surely there was some mistake.
We just finished reading all the postings on the memory book. They are all so touching and true. Can only add we concur completely and will will always remember Gene Barto. Our love and prayers are with you & Gene.
Ralph & Betty Donovan
Posted by: Ralph & Betty Donovan - Shelby Twp. Mi, MI - Winter snowbird friend, Destin,F Apr 16, 2012
It was such a shock to us to learn of Gene's passing. Words can not express our depest sympathy to you, and your family.
Even though we only knew Gene for a short time he did add such joy and laughter to our lives. He always had such a neat smile for everyone, a great since of humor; and his zest for life was wonderful. We wil miss him
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days ahead.
Thinking of you. Jim and Amanda Whitney
Posted by: Jim & Amanda Whitney - Linden, MI - friends Apr 15, 2012
Geno...we are really going to miss you, camping wont be the same...Your spritis will always be with us. You have touched our hearts and we will always remember you..The only guy I know that brings sardines on a camping trip.
Bernie, we are so sorry for your lose,,,please let us know if there is anything we can do for you,
Posted by: Sharon and Joe - Chardon, OH - Friends Apr 15, 2012
Bernie and Family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss of Gene. They say a person comes into your life for a reason. This is particularly true in the case of you and Gene. Although are face to face contact with you occurred only at special occasions or when we came to visit Barb and Ted, we always had wonderful memories of that time we had with you and Gene. You hardly knew us yet you always made us feel welcome.
Posted by: Jim and Carol Poole - Florence, KY - Friend Apr 15, 2012
Love you all! Gene laying in a hospital bed, tubes sticking out, a few hours after surgery and he and I are laughing & carrying on we even had the nurses in on it. Oh Gene no one could change a moment from tears to joy in a moment like you with your smile & laugh. You are still with me in my thoughts of all our times with the Barto family & me at St. Julie. Thanks for brightening my life & ministry. Moe Coughlin
Posted by: Maureen Coughlin - Avon, OH - Friend Apr 15, 2012
I will never forget the first time I met Gene Barto. We were moving in next door and he came over and invited us to a party at his house the next night. He and his family "adopted" my husband Bill and me and we have felt like family since that time. Gene loved life, family and friends. No matter how long it had been since I had seen him as soon as he hugged me I felt like I
Posted by: Brenda Klages - Pevely, MO - Friend Apr 14, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with him in Destin at the Knights fishfry and having a beer and sharing good times at Tom and Angie Fears home. Prayers to his family, He will be sadly missed.
Posted by: Rick Helton - Bourbon, MO - friend Apr 14, 2012
We met the news of Gene's passing with great sadness. He and the entire Barto family are in our prayers. Gene was always willing to help anyone out and always had a smile and a joke or two to share. We have lost a true friend.
Posted by: Andrew & Nilsa Misencik - Simpsonville,, SC - Friends Apr 13, 2012
Bernie - our deepest condolences for your loss. Such a fun loving and giving guy. He was a friend for many years. I will miss the hapiness and smile of Gene.
Dot and I will try to make it up to Cleveland for the funeral services on Monday.
Our best to you and the family in this trying time - whatever we can do please let us know.
Geno - love ya like a brother.
Bill and Dottie Mattingly
Posted by: Bill and Dottie Mattingly - Dallas, TX - friend Apr 13, 2012
Gene was always there to help me when I needed it and always had a wonderful smile on his face. He took the time to catch up with me, commiserate with me, and laugh with me.
I am so sorry about your loss Bernie, Katy and the rest of the family. The world has lost a special man. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Sue Ellen Nussbaum - Parma, OH - Friend Apr 13, 2012
Gene was a great man one of truth honesty and good will. He was a great friend to me and will be dearly missed. May God's blessing be with you and your family and know that Gene will live on through all that had the chance to met and interact with him.
The Pozzi Family
Posted by: John Pozzi - North Ridgeville , OH - Friend Apr 13, 2012