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Harold D Barnard

January 24, 1940 — February 16, 2020

            Harold D. Barnard, age 80, of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at home.       

            On January 24, 1940, Harold was born in Alpena, Michigan to the late Philip A.  (a.k.a. Albert) and Gertrude (Morley) Barnard. Harold married Patricia Gallagher on September 19, 1961, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Navy and was later called for the Vietnam-Berlin Crises. Harold was a Maintenance Supervisor at the Alpena Housing Commission for 41 years before retiring in 2005. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, All Saints Parish, the Knights of Columbus Third Degree, D.A.V., formerly active in the Jaycees and the 4-H Rifle Club. He loved his family and God. Harold shared a love for candy with his grandchildren.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia and their four children: Bill (Wendy) Barnard of Alpena, MI; Lori Brilinski of Alpena, MI; Dawn (Patrick) Sullivan of Ozark, MO; and Tom (Beth) Barnard of Muscle Shoals, AL; 8 grandchildren Kara, Sara, Emma, Drew, Lucy, Gwen, Emma, and Lily; one great-grandchild: Matilda; one brother Robert (Gail) Barnard of Lakeland, FL; one sister: Phyllis David of Alpena, MI; along with several nieces and nephews.

            Harold was preceded in death by three brothers: Albert Bernard, Rev. James Barnard, Richard Barnard and two sisters: Ruth Wahoski, Janice Grenier, and grandchildren who will meet him in Heaven.

            Family and friends will gather at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for Memorial Visitation on Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 4 pm until 8 pm with  

Full Military Honors beginning at 7 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home from 11 am until the Memorial Service begins at 12 pm with Fr. James Fitzpatrick officiating.

            Inurnment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorial Service

    Alpena, Michigan 49707
  • Thursday July 9th 2020 at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home: Visitation 4pm-8pm, Full Military Honors 7pm; Friday July 10th 2020 at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home: Memorial Serice 12pm

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