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Gerard (Gerry) Duane Barnhart

October 18, 2018
Pine Island Eagle

Gerard (Gerry) Duane Barnhart, passed away peacefully July 27th, 2018 following complications from a stroke. Gerry had celebrated his 80th birthday. He was born June 24, 1938 to Bernice (Sweet) and Gerhart Barnhart, deceased. Also, predeceased by his brother, Wayne Barnhart. He is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia Ann, son, Angus Barnhart, step children, Barbara and Matthew McDermott, Steven and Stacy Drake. His pride and joy were his 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends.

Gerry was a member of the Elks #810, in Pontiac, Michigan and a charter member of Elks #2781 of Pine Island, Florida. In 1990 he retired after 30 years with General Motors and EDS. Upon retiring, Gerry and Pat moved from Clarkston, Michigan and settled in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida.

He was a faithful son, a loving husband, a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a great friend to many. When Gerry was not traveling with Pat or spending precious time with his family, he had many hobbies: golf, hunting, fishing, making model boats, bowling and an avid reader. Gerry and Pat were snow birds, spending summers at their cottage on Lake Huron in Michigan.

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A "Memorial Service" will be held on November 10th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Island Elks #2781, 5630 Pine Island Rd, Bokeelia, FL. Lunch will be served after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or the American Heart Association.



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