Howard P. 'Bart' Barman, April 30, 1926-April 27, 2010

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Howard P. "Bart" Barman, 83, of Norwalk died peacefully Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 30, 1926, in Norwalk, son of the late Carl and Emma (Adelman) Barman, and was a lifelong area resident. Bart was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was employed by contractor Gene Esker of Norwalk as a young man and was then employed with the 7-Up Bottling Company for 40 years, where he made many longtime friends and wonderful memories, retiring in 1985. Bart was a hard working and devoted husband and father and greatly enjoyed time with his family. He also loved music, gardening and fishing. Bart enjoyed food and cooking all of his family's favorite dishes. He also enjoyed spending endless hours in his workshop creating and building projects for all to enjoy. His talents were endless and his passions well shared. Bart was an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.

He was born April 30, 1926, in Norwalk, son of the late Carl and Emma (Adelman) Barman, and was a lifelong area resident. Bart was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was employed by contractor Gene Esker of Norwalk as a young man and was then employed with the 7-Up Bottling Company for 40 years, where he made many longtime friends and wonderful memories, retiring in 1985. Bart was a hard working and devoted husband and father and greatly enjoyed time with his family. He also loved music, gardening and fishing. Bart enjoyed food and cooking all of his family's favorite dishes. He also enjoyed spending endless hours in his workshop creating and building projects for all to enjoy. His talents were endless and his passions well shared. Bart was an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.

Left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Joan Barman of Maumee, Ohio; and daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Donald Smith of Norwalk, Paula Nardecchia of Norwalk, Bernadette and Terrance (T.J.) Miller of Lakeland, Minn., and Kathleen and Peter Roche of Columbus; the proud grandfather of Jennifer and David Bierhup, Neal and Nicci Barman, Michael Smith, Angela McNatt, Michelle Smith, Ben, Sam, Kim and Joe Miller, Craig Nardecchia and Kalleen Scherer and Robb Nardecchia; 10 precious great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Bart was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Carmelita (Gruhlke) Barman; his beloved grandson, Tony Nardecchia; brothers, Robert and Donald Barman; sister, Bernadette Meyer; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Friends and family may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk; the Rev. Frank Kerhes will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the donor's favorite charity.