Robert B. Barbara

July 17, 1917 - June 20, 2020

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BARBARA, Robert B., devoted husband of the late Mary R. (nee Heskamp). Loving father of Katie Barbara, Pat (Jim) Edmiston, Mary Ann (Mark) Thomas, Michael (Kim) Barbara DO and Tony (Terry) Barbara. Grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 6 and great great grandfather of 1. Brother of Jim Barbara and the late Dave Barbara. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the age of 102. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, 45224 on Thursday, June 25 at 11 AM. Donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, c/o Bethesda Foundation, Inc., PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1125 Bank Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214. Condolences at


Greg Schnelle - Jun 28, 2020
I had the opportunity to work with Bob very early in my career at E.J. Nolan Company. He taught me quite a bit which really helped me in my career. Although I doubt he knew it,he was certainly a valued mentor.
Diann OBryant - Jun 26, 2020
I served with Bob in the jail ministry for three years. He and Kay and Father Terry invited me along to lunch on Fridays. I was seminary student at the time. Bob and Kay deemed me an honorary Catholic chaplain (even though I am Methodist). I will not forget Bob's warm welcome and the Friday lunch conversations during which we took on the problems of the world. Bob blessed my life. I pray God's help, healing and blessings on his family now.
Jack Marsh - Jun 26, 2020
I served with Bob in jail ministry for years. What a great guy. Many fond memories of him. My condolences to his family and friends.
Mary Alice and John Funke - Jun 24, 2020
What a dear heart! Always a smile and humorous quip to add to our get togethers. He is a 103 year old treasure, and is looking down at us presently, twinkling eyes, waiting to welcome the “kiddos “ HOME, to be with him again! Love him dearly...
YG Tsuei - Jun 24, 2020
Bob has been our artist group leader for 20 years. I miss him dearly.
Ginny Timmons Bolte - Jun 24, 2020
Bob was my ice skating partner many times, helped me learn the "Dutch Waltz." He was always so much fun and just such a nice person. Glad he got live such a nice long life.
Rev Steven Walter - Jun 23, 2020
May the Angels speed him into paradise! What a wonderful person! I have such fond memories of him and Mary Rita, and of course the "club" from Our Lady of Cincinnati! Peace to you all! Fr. Steve
Patrick Tso - Jun 23, 2020
So sad that we never have a chance to see each other at Colerain painting group again. I am so happy for you in a beautiful and protected place of the Lord. We will miss you and it is a pleasure and honor to know you and had some lunches with you. Patrick Tso
Matt Sharkey - Jun 22, 2020
What a glorious and wonderful life to celebrate! Sure will miss seeing you uncle Bob! May you Rest In Peace...