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Lester Barr

Lester Barr

April 10, 2021
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Lester Barr of Tamarac, FL, passed away on April 10 ,2021. Born on March 2,1928 in Newburgh, NY, he was the son of the late Solomon and Eva Barr. He was predeceased by Shirley, his loving wife of 62 years, his sister Minnie Zweben, and brother I Richard Barr., Wonderful father to Arthur (Robin), Kenneth (Julie) and Ira A. (Denise). Loving grandfather to Scott (Robyn), Elyse (Shawn), Matthew (Melissa), Brian (Jamie), Brittany (Nathan), Lynann, and Eric. Proud great-grandfather to Jillian, Seth, Jordan, Leah, Brooke, Lev, Sloane, Max, and Shaylee.

Les served in the United States Navy, World War II, and received the American Theatre and Good I Conduct medals, In Newburgh he was a member of Congregation Agudas Israel, chairman of the Chreva Kadisha, founder of the Middle Hope and Balmville Boys and Girls Clubs, member of the Middle Hope Volunteer Fire Dept., Town of Newburgh Police Dept, Optimist and Lions Clubs, New York State football, baseball, softball and Olympic track official, head starter in track for many years. In 1962 was the recipient of the Jaycees Man of the Year for the Greater Newburgh area. In 1979 was recipient of the Four Chaplin's Award.

Moved to Florida in 1987, was affiliated with FHSAAin softball, football, and track, member of the I Tamarac Parks and Recreation Commission, president of Tamarac Athletic Federation, served as president of the Marlins Fan Club, Broward County softball commissioner, served as Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion, and member of JWV, VFW.

Les will be greatly missed by all. A private service will be held for the immediate family out of town.
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Marcia Friedlander

Posted at 12:14am
Dear Art. Robin, and families............
I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad and Grandfather. I'm sure you have countless happy memories to help you through this time of grief. and to bring you smiles in the future. May your beloved Les forever Rest In Peace.
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steve bondroff and edy

Posted at 10:29am
so sorry to hear of your loss
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Wendy

Posted at 04:01pm
Dear Art, Robin, Brittany, Matt, Brian, and Families, was there anything your Dad/Grandpa couldn't do?! What an amazing, full, exciting life he led! His stories I hope, get written down one day with the apparent sense of humor fully, displayed. I'm sure he so enriched your lives in many unique, ways.. My thoughts are deeply with you allat this sad time.
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Jordan Schneyer

Posted at 03:39pm
Les (Grandpa) was one of the funniest guys I’ve known. He always had a story to tell me and I hope to remember them all. May his memory be a blessing.
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barbara weinstein

Posted at 03:17pm
My heart goes out to Art and the entire Barr family in the passing of Les. The few times that I met him we shared laughs, and he always told such awesome stories! We touched base on Facebook sharing Illuminating comments. May all of the happy memories comfort you in your time of grief. He is now in a better place. God bless…
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