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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


James Barber, 50, of Sweet Valley died Friday, March 9, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following a long illness.

He was born Dec. 31, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Bonita Barber. He resided in the Poconos for many years and, prior to his illness, coached the Pleasant Valley Bruins, volunteered for the Chestnut Valley Parks, and served as past president of the Sun Valley Home Owners Association in Effort. He was previously employed by Target Homes in Marshall's Creek.

Surviving are his wife, Susan (Asbury) Barber, whom he married three months prior to being stricken by Whipples Disease and who cared for him at home; his ex-wife, Maryann (Johnson) Barber; son, Jon, step-daughter, Melissa Mitchell, brother-in-law, Marc Cour, sister-in-law, Jenifer Diamond, all of Pennsylvania; and sisters, Alice Logan, Florida, and Gayla Gonzales, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonita Woods, Nev.; daughter, Katlyn, Pennsylvania; brother, Joesph, Missouri., and beloved brother-in-law, Raymond Dumond.

Donations are appreciated and may be made by contacting

Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains.


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