Sunday, March 14, 2010

Charles Edward Barth Jr. - The Morning Sun Obituaries: Serving Clare, Gratiot and Isabella counties

Charles Edward Barth Jr. - The Morning Sun Obituaries: Serving Clare, Gratiot and Isabella counties

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Charles Edward Barth Jr.
Sunday, March 14, 2010 5:44 AM EDT

Jan. 30, 1939-March 12, 2010

Charles Edward “Ed” Barth Jr. passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010, at Central Michigan Community Hospital.

Ed was born on Jan. 30, 1939, in Marysville, Calif., the son of Charles and Jean Swope Barth Sr. and was raised in Gridley, Calif.

After graduating from Gridley High School, Ed joined the U.S. Navy and was on the maiden voyage of the USS Ranger where he got to see the world. In his late twenties, Ed traveled north, turned right and ended up in Michigan where he spent the next 40 years.

Ed received his BA, MA, and Psych Specialist from Central Michigan University. He worked as a school psychologist for the Gratiot Isabella RESD and as a staff psychologist for the Regional Center.

Ed had a strong musical background and could play several instruments. He enjoyed sailing, books, theater, and his favorite pastime of bringing people together and sharing information.

Ed is survived by his mother, Jeanne Greenley of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Dr. Keely Callahan of Tampa, Florida; and his beloved, Jane Wittkopp of Mt. Pleasant.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at the Helms Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m.

The family will greet friends on Friday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Helms Funeral Home.
Colleen Milligan wrote on Mar 14, 2010 10:23 AM:

" Ed was one of the most generous people I know always giving of himself, his talents and lots of information especially about Tai Chi. He has been a support to many in the community over the years and will be missed by all of us. "

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William Kriss wrote on Mar 14, 2010 2:22 PM:

" Ed was a great friend. He encouraged and supported so many people over the years. He was always a force for the good, not only at places where he worked, but in his community of Mt. Pleasant. I hadn’t seen Ed for awhile (since moving to North Carolina), but I thought of him and Jane and Ed’s mother whenever I thought of the Thursday night small plates crowd at the Brass, where I would run into them quite often. Ed, you were a good man and you will be missed. "
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dan Bridenstein Memorial Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Helms Funeral Home.
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Kathy said...

Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Just found a Tai Chi pen Ed gave me--blessed to have met you.

Allison White