Obituary Notices and Memorials


BARR, Gary Wayne
BARR, Gary Wayne Nov. 22, 1951- May 30, 2017 Gary Wayne Barr , NASA Engineer, retiring after 32 years, Ham radio operator (WA6TWT), animal welfare advocate with the TANA Foundation and long time Lancaster resident, passed away at his home, May 30, 2017 from the long-term effects and complications of kidney disease. He was 65. He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Susan Steen Barr, stepchildren, Arema and Trevor and their families, 92 year old mother Vivian Barr McEldowney, all of Lancaster, and sister Linda (David) Barr-Quinby of Carlsbad, Calif. He was predeceased by his faithful companion and long-time service dog, Dutchess. A memorial Celebration of Life service to pay tribute to Gary will be held July 8, 2017, 2:00pm at Joshua Memorial Park and Mortuary, 808 East Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, Calif. Reception following. Flowers may be sent to the mortuary. Donations may be made to the TANA animal rescue, 13006 East Ave. H. Lancaster, Calif. 93535.

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