Carl E. Barker, 80, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born November 14, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John E. "Jack" and Dorothy Jane (Guest) Barker. He was retired from Standard LaFarge and was a member and past recording secretary of the Elizabeth Township Sportsman's Club. He was also a member of Studebaker Drivers Club, Buena Vista Fire Company Social Club, WMBU, and the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association.
He loved hunting, fishing, and playing cards, especially Euchre and Pinochle. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dora Mae (Gilbert) Barker, son and best buddy, C. Wayne Barker of Greenock, sister, Phyllis (Van) Smith of Murrysville, sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Raczkowski and Bonnie Gilbert and brothers-in-law, Vaughn Gilbert and Jack Greenewald of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grand dogs, Taffy, Thunder, Fritz, and Gracie. Visitation and services are private. The Rev. Lori Walters will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. A Celebration Service of the life of Carl Barker will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at both UPMC McKeesport and Davita Dialysis of White Oak for their wonderful care and support that was given to Carl. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published June 29, 2020.