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Donald Louis Barish, 62

December 07, 2008

Donald Louis Barish, 62



DEC. 5, 2008

CLAYTON, N.C. - Donald Louis Barish of Clayton, N.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Duke Raleigh (N.C.) Hospital after a brief illness. He was 62.

Don was the husband of Victoria Lynn Barish, of Clayton and the son of the late George and Mildred Barish of Uniontown, Pa.

Don was born in Uniontown and was a graduate of Fairchance-Georges Joint High School in Uniontown, class of 1964, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1971. He was employed with Sears Holdings Inc. in various positions throughout his 41 year career, most recently as Technical Manager for Sears Parts and Repair Services in Raleigh. Don enjoyed volunteering his time coaching youth league sports, including soccer, basketball and baseball in the communities of Vienna, W.Va., Bridgeport, W.Va. and Hagerstown, Md.

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In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Benjamin J. Barish and his wife, Jacquelyn N. Barish, of Durham, N.C.; son, Brian T. Barish of Delavan, Wis. and son, Donald S. Barish of Clayton and one grandson, Edward C. Barish of Durham. Also surviving are brothers, Kenneth S. Barish Sr. of McMurray, Pa., Lawrence T. Barish of Greensburg, Pa.; and sister, Valerie L. Barish-Williams of El Granada, Calif., as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout the extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Barish of Nokomis, Fla.

A funeral mass celebrating Don's life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 U.S. Highway 70 West, Clayton. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Brown-Wynn Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary's St., Raleigh from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don's honor may be made to the Jim Valvano "Jimmy V" foundation for Cancer Research by calling 1-800-454-6698 or mailing to: The V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513.

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