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Byron H. "Barry"ì³Œ Farber, 73 of Slatington died Sunday May 13, 2012 in his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Annette M. (Grim) Farber, they were married 51 years last June. Born in Slatington, he was the son of the late Roy W. Sr. and Lottie M. (Hallman) Farber. He was employed with the former Stanwood Mills until the plant closed, last working as assistant supervisor. Barry was a member of Grace UCC, Allentown. What he enjoyed most in life was hunting, fishing, working in his yard, watching baseball games, drinking Coke, being a Pop to his grandchildren and spending time with his family, friends and dog Madison.
Survivors: Wife, Daughter- Jennifer Kern of Whitehall. Grandchildren- Ashley and her husband Nathanael Horvath of Slatington, and Zachary Kern and companion Tina Ross of Kutztown. Brothers- Roy W. Farber, Jr. of Slatington, Alden "Chub"ì³Œ and wife Carol of Schnecksville, Douglas and wife Felicia of Slatington. Sister- Diane and husband Ken Werley of Andreas. He was pre-deceased by a brother James Farber.
Services: Will be held 5pm Thursday May 17, 2012 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second Street, Slatington. Calling hour 4-5PM at the funeral home.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home.
Anette, Jenn, Ash and Zach I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond childhood memories with Barry. From swimming in the pool to the Holiday Progressive Dinners. Be good, kind and supportive of each other during this period in your lives. Cherish the time you have together and love each other with the same love that Barry had for all of you. He'd want that! Love,Jessica Hough-Strohl
Jessica Hough Strohl May 14 2012 12:00 AM
Jenny and Family, Bup and I want you to know that through this difficult time there are old friends like us who care deeply for all of you. May you all find strength within yourselves and lean on others to help ease the pain. Jen it seems so long ago that we were cheerleaders together and I will always treasure those memories and now you must treasure the memories you have of your father. You now have a very special angel looking down upon all of you. Try and take comfort in that. With much love, caring and friendship, Love Tami and Bup. Hugs
Tami Herzog & Bup Wassum May 14 2012 12:00 AM
anette,jenny,ashley and zach may you all find the strength to pull together and cherish all the memories of barry as a husband,dad and pop he was a special man in all of your lives and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. keep all the great memories of him in your hearts. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. love sherry yesik and steve farber
sherry yesik May 14 2012 12:00 AM