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Barry McDole

Barry James McDole

Monday, August 26th, 1940 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Obituary

BARRY JAMES MCDOLE SR DIED ON JULY 30, 2019 AT HOME AFTER A SHORT AND FIERCE BATTLE WITH A LONG ILLNESS AND SEVERAL HEALTH STRUGGLES THAT HE ADVOCATED STRONGLY FOR RIGHT UP UNTIL THE END. BARRY WAS BORN ON AUGUST 26, 1940 IN HAMBURG TO THE LATE WALTER JOHN AND ETTA RUTH (HOLLEY) MCDOLE.
PREDECEASED BY BROTHERS, DONALD R. (DUCKY) MCDOLE, JOHN E. MCDOLE AND RICHARD A. MCDOLE. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AUDREY (SUE) MCDOLE, DAUGHTER DEBBIE (MCDOLE) SCHANSTRA AND HER HUSBAND JOHN AND BARRY JAMES (JIM) MCDOLE JR. AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE (KLECHA) MCDOLE. HIS GRANDCHILDREN, JOHN AND HIS WIFE LISA, JENNIFER AND HER HUSBAND BRIAN, JILL AND HER HUSBAND DAMIEN, STEPHANIE (STEVIE), JESSE AND CHRIS, AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD, LIAM. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS TWO SISTERS, CAROL J MCDOLE STEFFY (JEAN) AND HER HUSBAND KENNETH, AND ANN MCDOLE SCOTT, AND TWIN BROTHER HARRY K. MCDOLE AS WELL AS SEVERAL NIECES, COUSINS AND GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF GREAT FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, JEFF, EVELYN, EMILY AND LUKE VANDERHOFF, THAT WERE LIKE FAMILY TO HIM AND AFFECTIONALLY CALLED HIM “BARR BARR”.
HE WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF HAMBURG/HARDYSTON TOWNSHIP. HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HAMBURG NEW JERSEY AND GRADUATED FROM HAMBURG HIGH SCHOOL. HE ENTERED INTO THE NAVY FROM 1959-1961 AND WAS A YEOMAN ON THE USS FORRESTAL. HE ENJOYED HUNTING WITH WITH HIS BROTHERS. SINCE YOUTH HE HAS HAD A LOVE OF BABIES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS CORRECTION OFFICER IN ANNANDALE AND STOKES (MOUNTAINVIEW). HE WAS ALSO A HARDYSTON TOWNSHIP SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER AND WORKED ON THE HARDYSTON TOWNSHIP ROAD DEPARTMENT. UPON RETIREMENT FROM CORRECTIONS HE CONTINUED WORKING FOR THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY PARKS FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT STOKES STATE FOREST, UP UNTIL THIS SPRING. HE ALSO LOVED PLOWING IN THE WINTER FOR THE STATE. AT THE PARK HE MADE SOME GREAT FRIENDS AND MENTORS, AND WAS A MENTOR HIMSELF. HE ALSO WAS A MEMBER OF THE NJ FOREST FIRE SERVICE AND IN COSTUME, PLAYED “SMOKEY THE BARR” AT SEVERAL EVENTS. HE WAS ALSO MEMBER OF THE SUSSEX AMERICAN LEGION. HE WAS PROUD TO BE A VETERAN AND LOVED BASEBALL. HE WAS A LOCAL CARDINALS, SKYHAWKS AND MINERS BASEBALL FAN, AND HE WAS A SEASON TICKET HOLDER AT SKYLANDS PARK IN AUGUSTA, SINCE ITS OPENING. HE ENJOYED TRAVELING THE U.S. ON SEVERAL BUS TRIPS OVER THE YEARS AND TO HIS SON’S PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE. HE HAD A LOVE OF DINING IN RESTAURANTS AND HAD A RAPPORT WITH THE STAFF AT JUMBOLAND, GRANNIES, AND ELIAS COLE – ALSO EASTERN GARDEN, ANNABELLES IN UNIONVILLE, AND MILFORD ASIAN BUFFET. HE WILL BE FOREVER KNOWN BY HIS NAVY VETERAN HAT WITH MANY DECORATIVE PINS AND HIS WIT, GRUFF HUMOR AND PERSONALITY. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY BOTH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Funeral service will be Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to a favorite Veteran’s Charity would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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  • Service

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    Address
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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  • Interment

    Location
    Clove Cemetery
    Address
    Rt. 23
    Wantage Twp., NJ 07461
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Alice Lockburner

Posted at 05:42am
Sue,
So sorry for your loss. May he RIP.
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Susan Wetzel

Posted at 11:08am
Barry was devoted to his family and a very generous man. He will be sorely missed. We'll never forget the fun we had, like the time we tried to get out of the locked room to get the stolen hot sauce! Our condolences to Sue and the rest of the family. Phil and Sue Wetzel.
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Betty Slockbower

Posted at 07:54pm
Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Prayers go to you and family. May he RIP.
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Joanne Friedman, Gallant Hope Farm

Posted at 11:51am
Deep roots hold much promise.
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Dave Paganetti

Posted at 11:07am
I worked with Barry for many years. I am so sorry for your loss. He always put in a gruff exterior to some but I knew he was a teddy bear deep inside. Please remember all the good times he brought you all in life. May he Rest In Peace and May God shine perpetual light upon him.🙏🏻
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