Donald R. A. Barg


Donald R. A. Barg 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from prostate cancer. Born in Utica, Michigan on December 17, 1929, he was the son of Otto and Josephine Barg. He served in the US Air Force from 1948-52.

Don was a field engineer for IBM. He met his wife Mary Ann, the love of his life, while working on computers at Chrysler in Detroit. They were married on June 27, 1959. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer.

In 1966 IBM reassigned him to Kingston, NY. Don and Mary Ann moved their family to Woodstock, NY. Don continued to work for IBM in Kingston until his retirement in 1987. He was proud to have received more IBM pension checks than paychecks.

Don earned his private pilot license in 1943. He was a member of flying clubs in Kingston and Red Hook. In addition to his lifelong passion for flying, he enjoyed bowling, traveling, camping, fishing and gazing at the stars. He could, and did, fix everything.

He was most proud of his family and cherished every minute he could spend with them. There was no one more delighted to be a father and grandfather than Don.

Don was predeceased by his daughter Joanne, his parents, and his brother David. Don is survived by his wife Mary Ann and their children, Paul Barg (Lynda), Suzanne Barg (Lee Burns), Patricia Barg and Jane Alsdorf (Charles). He treasured his grandchildren Clarece Barg (Whendel Panayoty), Cory Barg, Caroline Alsdorf and Robert Alsdorf; and great granddaughter Amaris Panayoty. He is also survived by his brother in law Howard Stack, and sister in law Margaret Barg, as well as and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, August 16, from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, August 17 at St. Therese Chapel, 1 Wilton Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort. A calling hour will precede the service from 9am to 10am at the chapel.

The family invites you to join them at Noon on Sunday, August 18 in the Parish Hall at St John’s Church, 12 Holly Hills Drive, Woodstock for a luncheon and time of remembrance.

The family would like to thank the staff of 3 Hathorn at Wesley Healthcare Center, and Community Hospice, for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Community Hospice, or your favorite charity, in memory of Don.

Guest Book

Dayna & Joe Moser

Dear Aunt MaryAnn, Paul, Sue, Patty and Jane, our deepest sympathies for your loss. We will always treasure the memories of Uncle Don. When we set out to plan our honeymoon trip to Alaska he was excited to share his advice and stories of adventure. He quickly advised us on purchasing the tour book called "The Mile Post" which was priceless in guiding us throughout our journey! He also shared his story about how they were driving down the Yellowhead highway and their surprise when their camper top flew off the back of their pick-up truck! Passing motorists were kind enough to help them get back on the road. He also described several encounters with moose and bears. We had similar experiences - our van broke down along the Great Alaska Highway; and we had many encounters with bears, moose, wolves and all kinds of other wild animals. Uncle Don had a terrific sense of adventure and a love for travel that we will always share. In loving memory of Uncle Don,
Dayna (Santoro) & Joe Moser

Darlene Carol Bover

So sorry to hear of Don's passing.
Hope to see you all Sunday.

Joe & Nano McTeague

Joe & I were good friends with Don & Maryann, when we all wintered at Paradise Pointe, in Naples, Fl. Don was a great guy. He and Maryann enjoyed all the activities at the park. The two of them especially liked the water arobics. They always had a good time, and it was always fun for us to be around them. Don loved fishing. He and Maryann loved to come with us on the boat, with a few other friends. We had a good time and a lot of laughs together. We are so sorry for your loss. May Don Rest in Peace With Our Lord. God Bless his Family, especially his Sweet & Loving Wife, Maryann. Maryann is a Joy to know. God Love Her!

Robert Croissant

I am so sorry for your loss, he is in a better place now, I pray for your family's healing which is the toughest part. I remember Don at St John's and what a wonderful man. Suzanne and I went to Kingston school together. May the Lord bless you all.

Paul and Lynda Barg

We love you so much dad may you now rest in peace xoxoxoxo until we meet again