Robert J. Barr

January 31, 1930 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 90)


Robert J. Barr, age 90, of Mars, passed away on Thursday afternoon, April 9, 2020 at St. Barnabas Home in Gibsonia.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 31, 1930, he was the son of the late James A. and Dorothy Fisher Barr.

Bob had been a blacksmith for Woodings, Inc. in Mars for over fifty years.  He and his wife had also owned Barr’s Grocery in Mars for many years.

He was a member of Mars United Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sports, especially Pirates baseball.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy McNaugher (Bill) of Cranberry Twp. and Susan Selby of Penn Twp., two sons, Robert Barr and David Barr, both of Mars, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two brothers, Charles Barr (Donna) of Monroeville and William Barr (Kelly) of Verona.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion McGurk Barr, who he married on March 17, 1951 and who died on August 13, 1988 and by a dear friend, Colleen Caylor in 2008.

Private family viewing and service at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc., 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA 16046. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Mars U.P. Church, P.O. Box 805, Mars, PA 16046. Condolences are available at

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