Patrick W. BarnardAugust 27, 1940 ~ December 13, 2017 (age 77)
Patrick W. Barnard, age 77, of North Tonawanda, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his residence. Born August 27, 1940 in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late William and Nora (nee O'Grady) Barnard. Patrick was a Marine Corps Veteran and had been a Social Studies Teacher at Tonawanda High School before retiring in 1995. He was the immediate past president of the Board of Directors for the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, and a member of N.Y.S.U.T.. He was an avid collector of historical memorabilia and other antiques. Patrick's great love was coaching the track and cross country teams at Tonawanda High School.
He was the husband of Carole (nee Camp) Barnard; father of Patricia (late Kenneth) McCarthy of North Tonawanda and Bridget (Brad) Rowen of LaPorte, Texas; grandfather of Abbey and Shawn McCarthy, and Nicole (E.J.) Rowan Garza; great-grandfather of Bryan Gaspar, Leah and Ean Garza; and brother of Thomas (Irene) Barnard and Michael O'Grady. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his former wife, Faith Ann Lee.
Friends may call from 2-5 PM on Saturday and Sunday at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad Street, Tonawanda; the Rev. Michael Uebler officiating. Friends invited. Interment will be cared for privately at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials to the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, 113 Main Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150, are preferred.