John Bargar

Obituary of John Bargar

John C. "Jack" Bargar, 87, formerly of 66 Lovall Avenue, died Friday April 14, 2017, in Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation.

An area resident all of his life, he was born October 27, 1929, in Jamestown, the son of the late John and Carol Martin Bargar.

He was a 1948 graduate of Jamestown High School and later graduated from Alfred Extension and the National Fabric Institute, Silver Spring, MD.

Prior to his retirement he was employed by Anderson Cleaners as plant manager. He earlier had worked for Valone and Company and Park Cleaning and Laundry where he was part owner. Altogether his career in dry cleaning spanned 50 years.

He was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church where he served on several boards and committees including the pastor/parish relations committee for 15 years as well as being a longtime member of the choir. During his late wife's 11 years as a dialysis patient at WCA, he was very involved in the Southern Tier Kidney Association. He was one of the founders of Jaycees in Jamestown and served as an executive board member for Methodist Garden Apartments.

Surviving are three sons Randall (Sheila) Bargar of West Virginia, Donald (Diane) Bargar of Tennessee and Mark (Beth) Bargar of Jamestown; eight grandchildren Allison (Don) Sanford, Matthew Bargar, Daniella Comber, Aaron Bargar, Chad (Sashene) Bargar, Mandi (Wade) Archer, Alaina (David) Hasbrouck and Lauren (Ryan) Vezina and five great grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Wilhelmina "Toots" Ellis Bargar, whom he married November 29, 1952 and who died June 26, 2014; a grandson Shane Comber; two step fathers Lavern Clawson and Gordon Wolfe and a step sister Dorothy Johnson.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Christ Chapel of the Lutheran Home. Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt will officiate.

Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the Friday in Christ Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Jack Bargar Scholarship Fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneralhome.com.