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Daryl J. Barrett, 57

January 18, 2013

Daryl J. Barrett, 57, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Dubois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 7, 1955, a son of Roy C. and Reatha V. (McElwayne) Barrett.

On Sept. 16, 1978, he married Janeen (Burkett) Barrett, who survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

He worked as a police communications officer for the Pennsylvania State Police Punxsutawney Barracks for 12 years.

He was a member of the Eagles, a head umpire for the Little League, a volunteer firefighter and paramedic for Dayton Volunteer Fire Company and Dayton Ambulance, a CPR instructor and a disaster relief responder for the American Red Cross.

He enjoyed dirt track racing, his grandchildren and his dog, Buster.

In addition to his wife and parents, surviving relatives include two sons and a daughter, Jason Barrett and wife Sarah of Dayton, Ohio, Daniel Barrett and wife Megan of Louisa, Va., and Amber Barrett of Punxsutawney; and three grandchildren, Viera, Kayta and Javen Barrett.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dalton R. Barrett and Duwayne V. Barrett.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor John Swanger officiating.

Interment will be at Markton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Barrett, may be made to the First Church of God Youth, 23 Skyview Dr., Punxsutawney, PA 15767; or to Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League, 1208 Big Run Rd., Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

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