Gilbert Roland "Gil" Barrier

Born: Tue., Mar. 24, 1936
Died: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Family to do services at later date

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Gilbert Barrier, 81, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA unexpectedly passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Guthrie Troy Community Hospital.

Gilbert Roland, “Gil” to family and friends, was born March 24, 1936 in Binghamton, NY, a son of the late Howard and Helen (Demer) Barrier.  Gil graduated from Vestal High School where he excelled in wrestling.  On June 7, 1958, he married the former Phylis Winans.  Gil was a self-employed logger most of his life.  He also was a talented mechanic and a tinkerer, handyman type who could fix anything he set his mind to.  Though he usually kept to himself, his family always came first in his life.  Gil was a knowledgeable outdoorsman who loved the woods and nature.  He also will be remembered as an honest, hard-working man who would help anyone in need.  

Surviving is his wife Phylis, a daughter Kimberly Quackenbush of Col-X-Rds., five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, a brother James D. Barrier and several nieces, nephews, cousins, many dear friends and neighbors.   He was predeceased by an infant son, Loren Roland Barrier and three sisters; Vicky, Sharon and Janet.

A celebration of Gilbert’s life will be announced by his family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to a charity of one’s choice.  Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton is assisting the family.  Share memories and condolences at

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Ron and Rhea Kenyon
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Dear Family of Gil Barrier ! We have been Praying for all of you for sometime now ! We were sorry to hear of Gil's passing and, remember The fun talks we had at Nationwide Insurance ! We will continue to Pray for you Phyllis and, Kim and ,the Grandchildren and ,all the family during this time ! We Love You All in Jesus ! Ron and Rhea K.

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