Joseph W. Barvir Jr., 50, pressman at The Sun

May 25, 2002

Joseph W. Barvir Jr., a retired Sun pressman who enjoyed target shooting, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in New Park, Pa. He was 50.

Until retiring on a medical disability in 1997, Mr. Barvir had worked as a journeyman pressman at The Sun for 28 years. Earlier, he had worked as a pressman for Alco Gravure Inc. in Ferndale.

Born and raised on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Waverly, Mr. Barvir was a 1968 graduate of Archbishop Curley High School.

The longtime Glen Burnie resident, who had lived in New Park, Pa., since 1982, was a member of the Baltimore Newspaper Graphic Communications Union No. 31, and Notre Dame Council of the Knights of Columbus.

He was an enthusiastic motorcycle fan and had restored a Trite, which was built by Harley-Davidson. He was a member of the Harford County chapter of the Harley Owners Group.

Services were Thursday.

Mr. Barvir is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Alice E. Davis; a son, Joseph A. Cooper Jr. of Ferndale; a daughter, Mary Alice Eubank of Catonsville; his mother, Mary E. Barvir of Monkton; three brothers, John M. Barvir of Hagerstown, Kevin P. Barvir of Cockeysville, and Perry J. Barvir of Monkton; a sister, Darlene M. Sakalski of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

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