Thursday, March 08, 2007

Anthony Talbot Barr (1947 - 2007)

Anthony Talbot Barr, 59, of Boca Raton died peacefully on March 5, 2007.


He was born July 18, 1947, in Chicago, IL. Tony was predeceased by his father, William G. Barr of Joliet, IL; mother, Elinor Talbot Harnett of Ft. Lauderdale; and most recently by his sister, Robin Barr Pellegrino of Boulder City, NV. Surviving Tony are his daughter Lisa (Tim) Russo; granddaughter, Tabitha, grandson, Nick; and great grandson, Timothy all of Troy, NY. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen (Dave) Barr Kruger, of Lilburn, GA; brother, Michael (Carroll) of Powhatan, VA; and sister, Susan (Jeff) Hellberg of Amarillo, TX. Also surviving Tony are the love of his life and soulmate, Eva Julie Hughes, and his "other mother", Dolores Schneider.


Tony graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor of science in 1970 and subsequently started T-Barr, Inc. a commercial real estate company. He was a member of the National Association of Realtors and a longstanding member of the US Polo Association. In addition to his involvement in real estate, Tony's dedication was to The Barr Foundation as both a Board Member and its President, traveling to Third World countries to make people "Whole Again" through The Barr Foundation. He was a member of the elite group of skydivers who had logged over five hundred jumps, but his passion was polo and his polo ponies.


Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 7 at Babione Funeral Home (East Chapel), where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Barr Foundation, 136 NE Olive Way, Boca Raton, FL 33432.


The family and Board of Directors of The Barr Foundation are resolute to continue the work of the Foundation in memory of its founder, William G. Barr, and now its Champion Tony Barr. Babione Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 561-395-8787

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