Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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William C. Barr

January 28, 1939August 13, 2019

William C. Barr, age 80 of Ogdensburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home with his daughter by his side.

Surviving are his children Brenda Cole of Heuvelton, Robert (Donna) Barr of Brunswick,OH, and William Barr II of CO; grandchildren Brent "Sam" Loffler of MO, Melissa Barr and her husband Joe Hamdallah of Cleveland, OH, Zachary (Felicia) Barr; great-grandchildren Payton Rishe and Zeppelin LaRue, Ogdensburg; brothers Daniel (Jane) Barr, Joseph "Gus" (Cheryl) Barr, Peter Barr, and Michael Barr all of Ogdensburg; sisters Mary “Molly" (Doug) Ferris of Ogdensburg and Julia “Judy" (Richard) Paquette of Morristown; sisters-in-law Patricia "Gail" Barr, Ogdensburg and Marion "Mimi" Barr, Rensselaer Falls; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A granddaughter Bethany Barr; brothers Franklin, Thomas, and John "Buck" Barr, and a sister Cora "Jeanine" McEwen predeceased him.

Bill was born on January 28, 1939 in Ogdensburg NY, son of the late Thomas "Ansty" and Leona (Kiah) Barr. He attended St. Mary's Academy and George Hall Trade School. He later continued his education at Canton ATC where he completed a Certificate of Studies in Business. A prior marriage to Beverly A. Ryan ended in divorce, but the couple remained friends throughout the years.

Mr. Barr was employed at Acco International for 42 years and served as the Eastern Distribution Manager, a job he loved and excelled at. He retired in 2006. Bill was an active member of the Army National Guard for 8 years. He enjoyed duck and deer hunting, hiking in the Adirondacks and was a proponent of conserving natural resources.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at the convenience of his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary's Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.


  • A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family


William C. Barr

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Loretta Corrice Cooke

August 16, 2019

Brenda, Bob and Bill,
So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. We shared many fond years and memories being neighbors and friends. . Especially,
taking care of you. Bill was a wonderful man. Much love to all of you. Hugs!

Jeff Almasian

August 16, 2019

Bill was a dear friend, colleague and mentor of mine.

Bill was widely known for his hard work, dedication and loyalty to ACCO Brands, the company he loved and worked at for over 40 years.

Bill’s words were the law. He pushed those he cared about to excel and be the best version of themselves they could be. At times, that was difficult to live up to. However, as I grew older I started to understand why Bill treated us like that. I also discovered he was a very kind and compassionate person. I learned the most important thing to him was his family, who he loved dearly and spoke about often. I also learned of, and witnessed, Bill’s generosity. Bill was a giver, though he didn’t like to receive. And not only did Bill give financially, but he gave of his time and talents to those that needed his help.

Bill helped shaped me and the person I am today and for that, I am thankful.

I will miss you my friend. Rest In Peace.

Barbara Bennett

August 15, 2019

I met Bill, when I worked at the Wedding House, way back when Bev went to Germany, to be with Brenda when Sam was born. Bill was always pleasant, encouraging and funny, as I ran the business by myself, as a 23-year-old education graduate. Every day, when he returned from work, he asked how the day went and joked with me about the “happy brides!” I’ll never forget his kindness and sense of humor. May he rest in peace with the angels, and may his loved ones find comfort in their many happy memories. Barb Brooks Bennett

Lisa and Tom Toole

August 15, 2019

Both Tom and I worked for Bill at ACCO for many years. Bill was dedicated to doing the best for the Company and the Community. He was also a very thoughtful person, often letting his people know there were "treats" in his office refrigerator, should they get hungry during the shift. One of my favorite memories is Bill calling me on the radio, telling me to go to channel 3, just to tell me he had HoHo's in his office that I was welcome to. He shared his knowledge of distribution with any who wanted to learn and helped many people go far with the company.