George Edward Barr
George E. Barr, 80, of Scranton, died Monday in Mercy Hospital. His wife, the former Gladys K. Smith, died in 1995.
Born in Newark, N.J., son of the late Raymond E. and Rose Lemin Barr, he served in the Merchant Marine and was the proprietor of the former Italian Hot Dog Restaurant in West Scranton and Star Lunch in South Scranton.
Surviving are five daughters, Carron Davis, Scranton; Bonnie Vandervort and Cheryl Barr, both of Nevada; and Meschelle Casatelli and Heather Barr, both of Arizona; a son, William Barr, Nevada; two stepchildren, Elizabeth Olive, Scranton; and Michael Kline, Moscow; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
There will be no funeral service. Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Davies and Jones Funeral Chapel Inc., 135 S. Main Ave., Scranton.
**Michael and i had the distinct pleasure of working for George for many many years. He was always an utter gentlemen. He wanted few things in life, but mostly a friend, he found that in michael. they grew to be very close, and we had george up to the house many a time, he loved getting away from the city, and was quite fond of my secret hamburger recipe. when we went down to his house, he would always play cards with michael, rummy i believe, and smoke his cigarettes, lol.. did that man love his cigarettes. every time he would try to give us money for helping him out we would hold onto it for when he didn't have any left, and buy him a few packs of smokes with it. we would sit around his little kitchen table there in hilltop and listen to his stories, and boy did he have them! some funny.. some sad.. some touching.. but he always had something. he loved when we brought timmy up with us, he always had fun with him, and was devastated when we told him he was returning back to his fathers house. he always poked fun at the people that stayed in my home.. waring us that they were no good. though he was always very kind to them when i brought them down. you could tell george anything you wanted to, no one could ever call him judgmental. he loved and protected Michael to the utmost, even back when mike was back with jen.. george told me he wasn't there lol.. because mike didn't want to talk to me. He was one of the sweetest people i have encountered, he will be missed, i am sure i could go on for hours talking about how much fun george was.. but non of it would ever paint the true picture, if you knew him you were of the lucky few.