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03/22/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Frank Barger

Gerald Frank Barger
(d. 19 Mar 2020)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have more sad news today. Frank Barger, husband of Jean Garner Barger ('63) of VA, passed away in his home in Newport News on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the age of 74. 

From the Daily Press - 03/22/20:

    Gerald Frank Barger


    NEWPORT NEWS - Gerald Frank Barger, of Yorktown, Virginia passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the age of 74.

He is survived by his spouse, Jean Barger.

A funeral service will be held for the family on Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Guests may participate in the service by going to

Interment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on
March 22, 2020.
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Frank Barger

From the Daily Press - 03/26/20:

                        Gerald Frank Barger
    NEWPORT NEWS - G. Frank Barger passed away at the age of 74 in his home on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

He was born to Elmer and Florence Barger in Starford, Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean Barger, his son and daughter in law, Michael and Laura Barger, and his son, Stephen Barger.

One of Frank's greatest passions was the Boy Scouts. He volunteered for more than 15 years and was the scoutmaster of Troop 11 and Troop 43 in Newport News.

In addition to scouts, he was also active with a number of youth organizations throughout his childrens' lives. This included being a soccer coach, T-ball coach, softball coach, assistant baseball coach, president of the PTA, president of the band boosters and member of the Mayors Youth Commission.

He served for five years in the United States Air Force, and worked for the City of Newport News Waterworks for almost 30 years from which he retired in 2006. He loved politics and served on the York County Electoral Board.

Frank Barger

He was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.

A private funeral service will be held for family on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:00pm EST. Guests are invited to participate in the service by going to A public memorial service will be arranged at a future date.

Arrangements are being handled by Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on March 26, 2020.

March 22, 2020 

He was the youngest brother of my mom. He came and stayed with us when I was a kid and became more like a big brother. Though the years and miles were many, he was always and will be my Uncle Frank. Rest In Peace. Love, Deanne

~ Deanne Champagne, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania

March 22, 2020  

So sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. My husband, Ernie, knew Frank from the Election Board. My thoughts are with you and your family, Jean, as I have thought of you all often. Deepest sympathy and may God's peace be with you all.
Lana and Ernie Mann, Yorktown, Va.

~ Lana Mann, Yorktown, Virginia

March 22, 2020    

Sending deepest sympathy to Jean and family for such a loss...loved living in the Newport News neighborhood with Frank and his family. We may have worked in different city departments, but we shared great ideas. Always had a smile and he always made people feel comfortable...prayers for all

March 23, 2020  

Working with Frank while he was on the Electoral board for York county was a pleasure. Frank always has a smile for everyone. My condolences to the family.

~ Meredith Jackson

March 23, 2020   

Jean, Stephen, and Michael, We are sorry to hear about Frank. Our memories of playing cards, dinner nights, parties, and trips have been highlights in our lives. He will truly be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert and I will be in touch. We love you.

March 24, 2020    

I met Frank many years ago with his involvement at our Church's Boy Scout Troop. Over the years it was always a pleasure to see him anywhere it might happen. He was always giving you a reason to smile and be happy. I am sure the Scout world was blessed to have him work with our youth.

March 24, 2020   

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers. - See more at:

Frank was an involved and caring Boy Scout leader.

March 25, 2020  

I want to offer my condolences to the Barger family. I enjoyed working with Frank during our time with the City of Newport News Waterworks. Frank always had jokes and stories to tell which made the work day go by. Frank never met a stranger, I think he knew everyone on the peninsula. He will be missed by all who knew him.

~ Terrence Scott, Newport News, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jean and to all of Frank's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
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Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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