It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of Mr. Peter J. Barron. Peter passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife and niece by his side. He was 85 years old.
Peter was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, on March 13, 1935. He was the son of the late Isabel & S.W. Baranowski. He had one brother, the late John Barron. Following his graduation from Lincoln High School, he later graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Peter was a veteran of the US Army, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He was discharged honorably in 1960. After his Military service, he relocated to Pennsylvania, where he began his career with the Union Railroad. Peter retired as an assistant superintendent after a service of 29 years.
During this period, he met the love of his life Marian P. Sokolowski of Slovan, Pennsylvania. They began their married life together in the summer of 1973 and have remained the most loving of couples throughout the past 47 years. He and Marian have traveled extensively, exploring exciting destinations together.
Peter was a member of St. John Fisher Church (St. Joseph the Worker Parish). He was also a member of AARP, the Republican Party Committee, and was a volunteer with VITA, providing tax assistance for the elderly and low income.
Peter was a man of many interests: he loved sports, football, biking, aviation, and skiing. In his later years, he found joy in cooking and computers.
Peter loved all animals, with a special affection for their beloved Yorkies: Brut, Lauri, Bear, Wolf, and Fang, which filled his life with much love and joy.
He is survived by his wife, Marian P. Barron; brother-in-law Richard A. Serafin of Monaca; nieces and nephews Kay Barron and Peter Barron of San Diego, California, Richard & Ann Serafin, of Richmond, Virginia, Jann & Alfred Christopher of Monaca, Mia & Edward Ko and Natalie Ko of Baltimore, Maryland, Frank & Christine Certich of Baden, Mary & Randy Weigel of Cranberry, and Stephen & Vicki Certich of Ambridge.
Services for Peter will be private to his family. Entombment will take place in Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, Hazelwood.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Peter’s favorite charities, The Pittsburgh Foundation (Peter J. & Marian P. Barron Charitable Fund) and The Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh.
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