John Barron, Jr.

September 20, 1931 ~ August 21, 2022 (age 90)




John Barron, Jr. of South Strabane, Washington County died, Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Presbyterian Senior Care; surrounded by his loved ones after a brief illness.

He was born on September 20, 1931 in Canonsburg to John Barron, Sr. and Bertha (Gula) Barron.  He graduated from Canonsburg High School and proudly served in the United States Army. After his service, John received a bachelor’s degree from Pitt and a Master’s degree in education from Duquesne University. He taught 6th grade in the Canon MAC school district for several years until following his passion into the automobile sales industry.  He had also developed several mobile home parks. He was still on the job until July 2, 2022 working with his partner of more than 50 years, Don Matthews.  John was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

On September 11, 1955 he married Novella (Strong) Barron, who survives.

He is also survived by his children, John Michael (Donna), Luann, and Joseph (Olga), his grandchildren, Kate, Michele (John Ferris), John Anthony (Samantha), Adam, Sara, Max, Corrie (Tanner Jackson) Lindsey (Bill Douglass), Shane, and Alex.  Great Grandchildren, Paul, Travis, Carolina, Derek, Charlotte and John Calvin. His dear sisters, Mary Jane Barron and Anna Mae Jennings and two special nephews, Rex (Lori) Jennings and John (Arianne) Jennings. One brother in law, Richard Strong, and many more nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Rex Jennings, and two sisters-in-law, Helen Fusselman and Jenny Strong.

John leaves a legacy of good work ethic and charity. Many great deals and some better lessons. He was a brilliant man with both passion and wisdom.

The family would like to thank the nurses and aids at both Canonsburg Hospital, specifically, Cassie, Debbie and Natasha as well as his nurses at Presbyterian Senior Care for their care and compassion.

Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 194 E College Street in Canonsburg, PA. The Devine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday August 25, 2022 in St Michael’s Byzantine Church, 166 East College Street in Canonsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s name to St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church.

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August 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home
194 E College Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

August 24, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home
194 E College Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Divine Liturgy
August 25, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Michael'sSt. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church
166 East College Street
Canonsburg,, PA 15317

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