Frederick Robert Barton, Jr.

Frederick R. Barton, Jr.

         Frederick R. Barton, 83, of Mechanicsburg, PA passed into the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Hershey Medical Center. For 60 years, he was the loving husband of Lillian Barton.

         Fred was born October 29, 1939 in Cranesville, Pennsylvania to Frederick and Myrna Barton. He had many fond memories of growing up in Albion, Pennsylvania. He spent 4 years in the Navy before continuing his education. He received an Associates degree in electronics from Erie Tech, a Bachelor’s degree in history from Gordon College, and a Master’s degree in counseling from Northeastern University. He worked as an electronics instructor and technician.

         Fred was a member of the West Shore Free Church. He was an avid politics and history buff who loved to debate those topics. He also loved writing and keeping in contact with old friends and his many relatives. He was known for his humor and the twinkle in his eye.

         He was the beloved patriarch for his family, including his daughters: Leila (Andy) Bendzin, Ruth (Greg) Rohrer and Valerie Lamberton; his grandchildren: Jeff, Justin, Abigail, Danielle, Mynor, Marleny, Henry and Harmony; and his great-grandchildren Sveah and Ezekiel.

         Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at West Shore Free Church on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11am. Friends may greet the family from 10am until the time of the service. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap Cemetery.

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  • My heart is broken for the Barton family. I have many fond memories from my childhood with Mr. Barton. My thoughts go to his wife, children and grandchildren as well as all those whose lives were touched by him.

  • Our love and sympathies to the Barton family. Cousin Fred was a wonderful older cousin who was endlessly patient with me, a little girl, on our family visits to his folks. He always explained things so carefully, and retained his droll sense of humor all his life. I’ll miss his emailed “Musings” and keen wit. Cousin Fred had a deep faith in the Lord and was an example to all. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • My thoughts and Prayers are with you Lillian and your family. I so appreciate your Fred and just loved spending time in conversation with him. I am so glad that he is in eternal rest, but we will so miss him.

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