Elwyn Barker

Obituary of Elwyn Barker

Elwyn V. Barker, 88 years of age, Blairstown, NJ passed to a more peaceful place on July 8, 2017 in Fredon Twp., NJ. He was born in Delhi, NY on March 21, 1929 to G. Verne and Mazo Barker.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Georgia and by three sons, Roderick and his wife Donna of Blairstown, Richard of Monroe, NJ. and Gary and his wife Jacqueline of Belvidere. Also by four grandchildren; Elizabeth and her husband Gregory of Blairstown, Susan Barker of Newton, Jesse and his wife Jessica of Hackettstown an Megan LaRue-Barker of Belvidere, NJ. He also leaves four great grandchildren; Kelsey and Corinne Barker, Hagen and Helena Marchese and his sister and brother-in-law Seeley and Peggy Drew of Lafayette and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Elwyn was the Pruential Insurance representative in Blairstown for 39 years. He was devoted to his many clients and received much recognition from Prudential for his sales and services.

Elwyn and Georgia were part of a small group of local parents many years ago who established the Blairstown Athletic Association which evolved into the local Little League and its associated programs

He was a long time member and an elder of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church and a two-term Township Committee member. While serving on the committee he traveled to Trenton on behalf of the township to appeal the removal of the Gross Receipts monies from the township. He served many years on the planning board, was a 60 yr. Masonic Lodge member, a Rotary Club member and a lifetime member of the Blairstown Ambulance Corps.

Elwyn and his family enjoyed 28 years of summers at their home at the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, NY along with their "extended NY family." He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 AM, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Funeral Service will take place at 11:30 with interment to follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Blairstown, NJ 07825.