- May 13, 1942 - April 12, 2012
- North Ridgeville, Ohio
of Gene's Passing
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“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...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: John Hunter - Granville , OH
“our deepest sympathy in the demise of husband,dad and poppy!
prayers and love to all !
2 of 18 | Posted by: david&laverne siple - rocky river, OH
“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...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Dan and Clare Demetzky - OH
“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...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Barstow - Wooster, OH
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...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Dale Grimes - North Ridgeville, OH
“JOSHUA AND FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE ALL ARE PAYERS ARE WITH YOU
6 of 18 | Posted by: JOHN GRATTINO - CHAGRAUN FALLS, OH
“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...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Tom & Angie Fears - Destin, FL
When we first heard the news , it was not only shocking but unbelievable. We thought surely there was some mistake.
We just finished...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Ralph & Betty Donovan - MI
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...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Jim & Amanda Whitney - Linden, MI
“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...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon and Joe - Chardon, OH
“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...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Carol Poole - Florence, KY
“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...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Maureen Coughlin - Avon, OH
“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...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Brenda Klages - Pevely, MO
“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....Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Helton - Bourbon, MO
“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...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Andrew & Nilsa Misencik - SC
“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...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Bill and Dottie Mattingly - TX
“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...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Ellen Nussbaum - Parma, OH
“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...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: John Pozzi - North Ridgeville , OH
Eugene "Gene" Barto, 69, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake.
Gene was born on May 13, 1942 in Cleveland. After living for a while in Lakewood, he settled in North Ridgeville in 1977. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18.
Gene was very active in the community and as a member and an usher at St. Julie Billiart Church. A 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and he also volunteered his time with the "Campomaniacs" and with "Hooked on Fishing". He also loved playing poker, golfing, fishing and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Berni; sons, Todd of Portland, OR, and Joshua of North Ridgeville; daughters, Amy of Oakland, CA, Keri (Bill) Sparenga of Brunswick, and Katy of Lakewood; grandchildren, Elija Barto, Shae DeVito, Isla Rose Barto and Skye Lynn Sparenga; and his sister, Lynn (Bill) Rieker of Destin, FL.
Preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Kate Barto (nee Fritz); and his brother Craig.
Friends will be received at St. Julie Billiart Church, 5500 Lear Nagle Rd, North Ridgeville on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 3 PM until Mass time at 6:30 PM. The Reverend Dr. Richard Gonser, Pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church will be the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated.