Carl Eugene ‘Gene’ Barnhart, 83, of Claysville died peacefully in the presence of his immediate family on September 19, 2020, after battling a long illness. He was born on the McAdoo farm in Independence Township, Washington County PA on September 12, 1937, son of the late Glenn William Barnhart and Helen Ruth Barnhart McAdoo. Gene is preceded in death by his sister Mary Post (Barnhart) surviving is her husband Sam Post.
He was a 1955 graduate of Claysville High School and later attended Waynesburg College from 1956-58 where he was a member of the wrestling team both years. Following college, he served in the United States Marine Corps on active duty and reserves from 1958-1964 and he was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal.
Gene was happily married to Mary Louise Sapp on September 18, 1961, and enjoyed 59 wonderful years of marriage, and raised three dear children.
Gene spent the majority of his career working at Jessop Steel Company for 35 years and later retired in 1993. He then spent an additional ten years working for the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church as security and custodian.
Mr. Barnhart was a member of the Claysville United Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon for six years and youth group leader for two years. He then became a member of Roneys Point United Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder for three years.
In his past time, he enjoyed studying genealogy and history with his wife Mary. They were members of the Old National Pike Historical Society and A.D. White Historical Society where they provided many displays at meetings throughout the years.
Gene had a real love for traveling that began in the 1950s on excursions out west with his family members and friends. Over the years he was able to visit most of the states including Alaska and Hawaii. One place dearest to him were the many family vacations to Niagara Falls and Wasaga Beach, Canada.
He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Louise Barnhart (Sapp), cherished children
Dr. Ronald Eugene Barnhart, Diane Louise Bamont RN (Barnhart), and Brian Douglas Barnhart DMD (Kristen), beloved ‘Pap Pap’ of grandchildren Gregory Douglas Bamont, Zachary Robert Barnhart, Olivia Ruth Barnhart, Elyssa ‘Elly’ Grace Barnhart, and Julia Faith Barnhart, and dear brother Robert Barnhart and his long time companion Darlene Barnes. He is also survived by many dear friends, family members, and nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main St. Claysville PA, 15323 (724) 663-7373 www.youngfhinc.com. There will be a Funeral service for Gene at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 11 am. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery 1526 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003.
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