David R. Barnhart

PULASKI, Pa. – David Ray “Barney” Barnhart, 86, of Pulaski, Pa. died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Barnhart was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Youngstown, the son of Floyd and Margaret Pflugh Barnhart.

He worked as maintenance foreman for Youngstown Sheet and Tube (LTV), retiring in 1984. He was a member of New Bedford Presbyterian Church.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II and Korean Conflict. He was a member of the LST Association.

Barney was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Dellinger, whom he married Aug. 23, 1947; two daughters, Linda (Tom) Smith of Mercer, Pa., and Rebecca (Don) Whistler of Girard; three sisters, Lila Mae (Russell) Burns of Muncie, Ind., Loretta Butler of Howland and Peggy Lou (Estil) Thornsberry of Niles; two grandchildren, Donald (Erin) Whistler Jr. of Girard and Joseph David (Melanie) Whistler of North Jackson; and three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Benjamin and Parker.

Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Wayne Barnhart; and siblings, Charles Reid Barnhart, Ralph Eugene Barnhart, Annabelle Lee Anderson and L. Gary Barnhart.

There were will be a graveside service 11 a.m. Friday in Crown Hill Memorial Park, 3966 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna.

Arrangements are being handled by Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.

The family requests all gifts take the form of contributions to LST 325 Association, P. O. Box 167438, Oregon, OH 43616-7438.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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