Posted by on November 30, 2020 11:58 pm

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

william barber obituary

William J. Barber, 80, of Tamaqua, died on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Coaldale.

He was the husband of Carole (nee Pierson) Barber to whom he would have been married 60 years on December 31.

Born in Coaldale on February 19, 1940, William was the son of William and Ruth (nee Kistler) Barber.

A 1959 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he worked for PPL Corporation as a service technician.

William served in the Army from 1960-1963 and was a member of the National Guard and Reserves for 32 years. He also served as an instructor at the 2059th USAR School in Bethlehem.

William was a member of Masonic Lodge #238 where he served as a Past Master and a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Tamaqua.

In addition to his wife, Carole, he is survived by daughters, Susan Kabana and her husband Dennis of West Penn Township, and Bethann Julian and her husband Joseph of Lake Hauto; grandchildren, Amy Kabana, Michael Kabana and his wife Laura, Joseph Julian and his wife Jessica, Nicholas Julian, and John Julian; great grandchildren, Riley Kabana, Keith Kabana, Damian Hamby, Enzo Julian, and Nico Julian; and sisters, Betty Gottshall of Danville, and Joyce Oertner and her husband Kurt of Orefield.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

Memorials in Williamโ€™s name may be made to the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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