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NEWARK: A memorial service celebrating the life of Donald William Barcus, age 67, of Newark, will be held on Monday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service. 

Don passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at home, peacefully, surrounded by his family after a very long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was born in Newark on March 25, 1947 to the late Clarence and Grace Eileen (Wilson) Barcus. 

He graduated from Newark High School in 1966 and attended The Ohio State University and Bliss College. Don owned O'Koons Drugs in Downtown Newark for several years, was active with Newark City Council, and was a past president of the Humane Society. He later retired from Himont/Montel in Columbus in 2002 but couldn't stay retired for long. He went back to work in 2003 with THK in Hebron and worked there until his passing.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon (Pfeffer) Barcus; three daughters, Melissa (Matthew) Hampshire of Gahanna, Christina Barcus and Laura (Nicholas McKee) Barcus; five grandchildren, Lucas, Hannah, Ethan, and Damien and one on the way. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Tad Richard; a sister, Linda Moxley Carson, and an infant sister.

Friends may call on Sunday, February 15, from 2-5 p.m. at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058. 

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02/14/15 07:06 AM #1    

Stephen Foxx

Don Barcus was a great friend of mine during high school and after. He was kind and thoughtful and had a great sense of humor (Don put a worm in my cream soda while we were fishing and got a real kick out of my taking a drink without knowing). When many were playing, Don was working at a drug store in order to improve his lot in life. Although I haven't seen Don in many years, I have great memories of our time together and he will be sorely missed. God Bless you Don and prayers and peaceful thoughts to his entire family.  Steve Foxx

03/07/15 08:32 AM #2    

Lindra "Lindy" Bonham (Ricketts)

Don was a great friend. Sorry I missed his passing, I was in the hospital myself. I went to school with him at Hartzler, Franklin and High School and at Bliss. We was always friendly and nice. He will be missed. Thanks for the memories.


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