GEORGE H. BARR

Posted Feb. 03, 2009, at 7:51 p.m.

BANGOR – George Houston Barr, 97, died Feb. 2, 2009, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born Feb. 24, 1911, in Hamilton Township, Ohio, the son of Joseph J. and Anna J. (McDevitt) Barr. George served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a captain. He was a member and former treasurer of Pine Tree Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 83, Penobscot County Conservation Association Pine State Amateur Radio Club. Surviving are his wife, Ruth L. (Reaviel) Barr of Bangor; a daughter, Marise J. Barr of Bangor; a brother, Joseph E. Barr of Enid, Okla.; a sister, Loretta M. Wood of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and one grandson, Thomas L. Barr of Bowie, Md. He was predeceased by a son, G. Lance Barr; and a brother, Joseph E. Barr. Services will be announced in the spring. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the memorial fund at Grace Methodist Church, 193 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.

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