Age 96, recently of Mt. Lebanon, and formerly of Baldwin Twp., passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Born in Rochester, PA, he was the was the son of the late Byron R. and Edith M. Perry Barber. Beloved husband for 67 years of Gloria Halowell Barber; devoted father of David R. Barber (Carol) and Sandra Barber Bernert (William); loving grandfather of Nicholas D. Barber (Katie), Jonathan P. Bernert (Amy), Kimberly D. Fulem (Craig) and Rebecca C. Bernert; brother of the late Lois Barber Fischer (the late Raymond). Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. Russ served as a Technical Sergeant with the Army during World War II. He worked for Mack Truck, Inc. and retired as a Regional Service Manager. He was a longtime active member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, where he was an usher and served on many committees, boards and service projects. He was also a member of the church’s Homebuilders Sunday School Class. In retirement, Russ volunteered at Asbury Heights and Meals on Wheels. The family will receive friends at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 4:00 until 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend his Memorial Service in Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Thursday morning at 11:30. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 W. Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Russell P. Barber, please visit our floral store.
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church
3319 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15216