Lakeville, NY/Palmer Township, PA: John W. Barrows, 83, of Palmer Township, PA, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in Easton Hospital. Born November 29, 1931, in Lakeville, NY, he was a son of the late Edward L. and Gladys Grover Barrows. His wife of 39 years, the former Maureen K. Beach, died in 1992.
John retired from Atlantic Power Inc., Bound Brook, NJ, where he worked as educational director for 25 years. Previously he was employed by American Air Cooled Engines, Morristown, NJ. He had also owned Country Squire Garden Center, Somerville, NJ. He graduated from Bernards High School. John attended Green Pond United Methodist Church and Bethel Memorial Baptist Church. He was a past fire chief at Pottersville Volunteer Fire Co., Pottersville, NJ and was a past member of the Lakeville Fire Department, Lakeville, NY.
Surviving is a son, John “Jeff” Barrows and his wife Karen, of Palmer Township; a sister, Loretta Knoble, of Liverpool, NY; a brother, Lewis Barrows and his wife Benneta, of Port Isabel, TX; four grandchildren, Jaclyn, John, Jacob and Jared and a great-granddaughter, Ava.
Friends may call Saturday, July 11th, from 10am-12noon at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where a Remembrance Service will be held following calling hours at 12noon. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, NY. Memorials may be made to Bethel Memorial Baptist Church, 715 Chestnut Lane, Easton, PA 18045 or Green Pond United Methodist Church, 4411 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045. To send a condolence please visit: