On April 10, Lester Barr of Tamarac, Fla. Born on March 2, 1928 in Newburgh, N.Y., he was the son of the late Solomon and Eva Barr. He was predeceased by Shirley, his wife of 62 years; sister Minnie Zweben; and brother I Richard Barr. Father to Arthur (Robin), Kenneth (Julie) and Ira A. (Denise). Grandfather to Scott (Robyn), Elyse (Shawn), Matthew (Melissa), Brian (Jamie), Brittany (Nathan), Lynann and Eric. Great-grandfather to Jillian, Seth, Jordan, Leah, Brooke, Lev, Sloane, Max and Shaylee. He served in the U.S. Navy, World War II, and received the American Theatre and Good Conduct medals. In Newburgh he was a member of Congregation Agudas Israel, chairman of the Chreva Kadisha, founder of the Middle Hope and Balmville Boys and Girls Clubs, member of the Middle Hope Volunteer Fire Dept., Town of Newburgh Police Dept., Optimist and Lions Clubs, New York State football, baseball, softball and Olympic track official and head starter in track for many years. In 1962 he was the recipient of the Jaycees Man of the Year for the Greater Newburgh area. In 1979 he was recipient of the Four Chaplin’s Award. He moved to Florida in 1987, was affiliated with FHSAA in softball, football and track, was a member of the Tamarac Parks and Recreation Commission, president of Tamarac Athletic Federation, served as president of the Marlins Fan Club, Broward County softball commissioner, served as commander of the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion, and was a member of JWV, VFW.

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