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Wayne Henry Barber

December 15, 2023

Wayne Henry Barber, 83, passed away peacefully Friday, December 15, 2023, at his home in Clayton, NY.

Wayne was born in Watertown on November 23, 1940, son of Henry and Minnie (Burlingame) Barber. He graduated from Watertown High School. He received an associates degree in electrical engineering in Utica. He married Patricia A. Loucks at Holy Family Church, Watertown. They were happily married for almost 40 years. She passed away April 10, 2002. They had two children , Robert H Barber and Leanne M . Barber. Robert was married to Melissa Wong and lived in San Jose , CA. He passed away July 29, 2017.

Wayne worked at NY air brake for over 25 years and retired at 62. Wayne enjoyed sports, loved the Yankees and the Syracuse Orange. He played golf for many years and was most recently a member of the LA Golf Club. He enjoyed his boat and loved being on the water and fishing. He was an all around handyman remodeling his own home and helping others with projects. More recently he’s had fun gambling, playing board games, and barbecuing. In his early years he would often go camping with his family and enjoyed skiing in the winter.

Wayne is survived by his daughter, Leanne M. Barber, Nashua, NH; several nieces and nephews and their families; and several cousins. Along with his parents, his wife and his son, he was predeceased by two sisters, Beverly Burlingame and Evelyn Christian.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 23, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown from 11am - 1pm followed by the funeral service at the funeral home at 1pm. Online condolences to Wayne's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire Dept., 241 Broadway St., Cape Vincent, NY 13618.


#5 Kim Monte 2023-12-25 23:11
My sincere condolences to you, Leanne, and to all of your family.
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#4 Kenneth Towns 2023-12-23 13:33
We’ve known Wayne for many years ever since our NY Airbrake days in engineering. We’ve kept in touch with Wayne over the many years and last saw him a few years ago at his house in Clayton. He was gracious and charming, the way my wife and I have always known him to be. He will be sadly missed by so many people. Our condolences go out to Leeanne and all of his family Ken and Krista
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#3 Mary Reape 2023-12-23 05:01
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could come to calling hours. Your father was funny and I enjoyed spending time with him.
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#2 Dianne Rotella 2023-12-20 14:29
Leanne - My deepest sympathies go out to you! May your wonderful memories help bring you comfort during this time and always.
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#1 Jeanne Bartlett 2023-12-20 09:38
Wayne was an all around great guy. He was very proud of his children, Robbie and Leanne. He was very respectful to my mom when he met her at the Sacred Heart Festival years ago. He will be miss by many!
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