Robert J. ‘Bob’ Barber, 66


Robert J. “Bob” Barber, 66, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. He was born June 12, 1953, in Conshohocken, Pa., son of Roman and Loretta (Forlini) Toledo.

Barber graduated from Duluth High School in Minnesota and lived in multiple states as an “Air Force brat.” He established and co-owned a successful remodeling company, Homestead Remodeling, in Lansdale, Pa., for 30 years.

He was a member of the Harleysville Rotary Club and active in the men’s group at Branch Fellowship Church for many years. He resided in Harleysville, Pa., until retiring to Ocean View. He served on numerous BBHOA boards in Bethany Bay. He loved sailing, boating, photography, golf and politics. His passion was singing vocals and playing guitar in the Millville Mountain Boys band of Ocean View, Del. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

Barber was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Barber. He is survived by his wife, Deb (Roberts) Barber; two sons, Matthew and his wife, Brittany, of Collegeville, Pa., and Aaron and his wife, Jenna, of Middletown, Del.; six grandchildren, Evan, Lily, Aubrey, Elizabeth, Caroline and Samuel, and one on the way; many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and many, many close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation starting at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Williams Funeral Home, 3440 West Skippack Pike, Cedars, Pa. A second celebration-of-life will be held on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 21, at Bethany Bay Community Center in Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund; 11921 Rockville Pike; Rockville, MD 20852, or to the American Heart Association (www2.heart.org). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.