Robert "Mike" Leo Barrett

July 26, 1925February 22, 2018

Robert Leo Barrett (Mike), aged 92 years, of North Canton, Ohio, peacefully passed away on February 22, 2018. He was born July 26, 1925 in Akron, Ohio to Leo and Marie Barrett. Mike graduated from East High School and Hamel Business College. Mr. Barrett served his country with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He worked at Bearings Inc. for over 40 years, where he earned 5 Presidential Awards. Mr. Barrett was an active member of Saint Paul's Catholic Church, where he served as a Board Member, Eucharistic Minister, and Liturgical Minister. He also served as Committee Chairman of Troops 1 and 11 of the Boy Scouts of America.

Mike is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jane Ann (Butcher). He also left behind his son, Michael (Julie) Barrett of Greer, SC, his daughter, Patricia (James) Fletcher of Dublin, OH, and his son David (Melanie) Barrett of Cumming, GA. He was known as "Papa" to grandchildren, Megan Fletcher, Erik (Heather) Fletcher, Andrew (Diana) Barrett, Colin Barrett, Erin (Jason Davenport) Riley, and Lauren (Neal) White. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Kensington, Kerrigan, and Anderson Barrett, Barrett Fletcher, Norah and Katie Davenport, and Devin and Connor White.

R.L., Bob, Mike, Barrett, Dad, Papa, or whatever else he was called, was loved and loved beyond measure. He had a fantastic sense of humor and was always ready to entertain his "audience" with his infectious laughter and smile.

Calling hours will be held at the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 25, 2018. A mass, in memoriam of Mr. Barrett's life, will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Saint Paul's Catholic Church in North Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that a donation be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy Hospice and Mercy Medical Center.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 26, 2018

Robert "Mike" Leo Barrett

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Gail and Joe Yoder

February 25, 2018

You are all in our hearts and thoughts. Heaven gained a kind and
funny man. We are blessed to know this wonderful family. May your memories keep you strong at this difficult time.

Paul Keyes

February 24, 2018

I had the honor of knowing Barrett and his lovely wife for the past 10 years. He was very much what I aspire to be when I grow up. He will be sorely missed.

Christi Jeffcoat

February 24, 2018

My deepest sympathy on the loss of such an amazing man! I have only had the honor of knowing Papa for six years but in those six years, he has come to mean a great deal to me. He welcomed me into his home and treated me as if I were one of his own. He always had a warm hug and a good joke to share. I pray that God places His healing hands upon the hearts of all of Papa's family and friends during this most difficult time. God speed Papa! I know there is a party in heaven today. You will forever have a place in my heart.


February 23, 2018


February 23, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11