John E. Barber

April 7, 1935May 12, 2020

John E. Barber, 85 of Middletown, Ohio passed away on May 12, 2020. He was born in Jackson, Kentucky on April 7, 1935 to Hal Barber and Elvira (Miller) Gualario.

He was a generous and loving man that would do anything for you in a time of need. John loved being outdoors especially in the summer. He enjoyed horseback riding and gardening. John was a hard worker, retiring after over 30 years at AK Steel.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Marvin Barber.

John is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Barber; daughters, Ella (Clayton) Larkin, Pam Gustin; beloved grandson, Travis (Allison) Gustin; and a great-granddaughter, Kamyrn.

Funeral Services will be private.

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Susan Kelli Miller

March 12, 2021

My heart is broke to see my Uncle Johnny has passed. He was always my favorite Uncle on my Dad’s side & always so good to me. I will always cherish the summer’s I got to spend on Bendel Drive & how much of my childhood Uncle Johnny was a part of.
I will always love you Uncle Johnny & miss you forever. Rest In Peace.

Donna McNabb Noble

December 30, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember John as a kind neighbor, always smiling. It’s so hard to lose a parent. I know you girls love him dearly. You are in my prayers. Love, Donna