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BARKER, Howard A.

BARKER - Howard A. 1951-2015, of New Albion, New York entered into eternal rest unexpectedly December 25, 2015 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was born in 1951 in Gowanda, New York and resided in New Albion for all his life. He graduated from Cattaraugus High School and Alfred State University with a degree in mechanical engineering and retired from West Valley nuclear plant in 2005 and EGW Agency in 2012. He worked in law enforcement since December of 1979, most recently as a Cattaraugus County Sheriff where he served until his passing. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Cattaraugus County for over 35 years. He was an avid Motorcyclist, lifetime member of AMA and member of the Zoar Valley Club. Beloved husband of Annemarie (nee Reed) Barker; brother of Wendy (Robert) Quinby, and the late Beth Barker; son of the late Joanne and Roger Barker. Survived by two nephews (Chad and Charlie) and two great-nephews, Madison and Evan. The family will be present to greet relatives and friends on Saturday, January 2nd 2016 at MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, 411 Rock City St., Little Valley, New York, from 11 AM - 2 PM with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and the Cattaraugus County Deputies Society in memory of Howard.

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