Bernard N McGovern

September 27, 1931April 8, 2013

McGOVERN, Bernard N. “Barney”, age 81 passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Hospice of Dayton. Barney was born in Emporium, PA., to the late Thomas and Oswilla(Shick)McGovern. He attended Penn State University and was a Surveyor for 50 years. Barney was a member of Knights of Columbus, The Ancient Order of Hibernians and he was also a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Barney is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia (Courter)McGovern; their children Kevin McGovern and his wife Ellen, Darren McGovern and his wife Susan, Megan Pogue and her husband Rob, Shelagh McGovern and Bill Haines. Grandchildren, Kevin McGovern, Matthew McGovern, Sean Pogue, Brandi Pogue, Great Grandchild Lux McGovern, his sister Oswilla McGovern and his niece Maria McGovern and grandniece Lilia McGovern as well as special friends including extra special friends Carol and Dave Dillhoff. Family will receive friends Friday, April 12, 2013 from 5 to 8pm at the TOBIAS FUNERLA HOME-Far Hills Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 10:00AM St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 6245 Wilmington Pike Centerville, Oh. Burial will follow Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Barney’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences can be expressed to the family at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 13, 2013

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April 30, 2013

Dear Pat My condolences to you and your family. You and Barney were two very special people. I so enjoyed seeing you both at our reunion in Clearfield. Words cannot express the loss of Barney. I always told him he got me through History class in Jr.High. I did not know you before you married Barney, but he was one lucky man. Please give my sympathy to Bsrneys sister. I will miss him and treasure having known the two of you'.
Ethel Hudson Rowles Buffalo N.Y.

Holly Keil Katchmer

April 17, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Ann English

April 12, 2013

Hi Shelagh, Thinking of you and all your family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Liz Huelsman

April 12, 2013

Shelagh & Megan,
Your Dad was such a fun and kind man. It won't seem like a United Irish event without him ever again. His sense of fun will live on in you both..

Love, Liz & Laura

Megan Pogue

April 12, 2013

I miss you.M

Trudy Woods

April 12, 2013

I am thinking about you: May God lift bowed heads and mend broken hearts by filling you and your family with love and comfort in your time of sorrow. God be with you.

April 12, 2013

Barney touched so many people's lives with his warm smile and kind gentle heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Laureen Laffey

Chuck Pinney

April 11, 2013

May you all find the Peace and Love of our Lord and Savior in this time of Sorrow. You have to look long and hard to find a better person than Barney was. There are many blessings that he shared in our world.

Kathy Laffey-Miller

April 11, 2013

Who didn't love Barney? He was always kind and ready for a good laugh. The entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless.

Diana Rodgers

April 11, 2013

May God be with you all during this time.