Tonawanda News


April 26, 2013

Richard E. Barbas

CHELMSFORD, MA — Richard E. Barbas, of Chelmsford, MA, formerly of Tonawanda, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, after a short illness. He was born in Tonawanda on November 27, 1928, and was a 1946 graduate of Tonawanda High School, later moving with his family to Massachusetts in 1966.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (Riexinger) Barbas; five children, Susan (late Michael)            Dermody of Berkley, MA, Michael (Jeri) of Clinton, MA, Carol (Gary) West of Gardner, NY, Steven of Sudbury, MA, and Barbara of Chelmsford, MA; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother of Helen (Robert) Doebler of Clarence, NY and Sue (Joseph) Toth of Tonawanda, NY; and  several nieces and nephews.

Private burial in Massachusetts.

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