Reverend Victor Alan Barnhart
We are saddened to share with you the news that Father Vic Barnhart passed away on Sunday September 16, 2012 at the age of 55 . Father Vic, a member of NCOD, was involved in Deaf Ministry in various Catholic churches around the St. Louis area. His last assignment was as Pastor at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Lemay. Fr. Vic was in charge of the St. Louis Archdiocese's Deaf Ministry and he also worked with newer interpreters who wanted to improve their skills in religious interpreting. Fr. Vic has been a priest in the St. Louis Diocese since his ordination in 1990.
Fr. Vic is survived by his parents, Robert Lee and Rita J. Barnhart and his sister, Christy Barnhart.
Services: Funeral 10 a.m. Fri. Sept. 21, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1621 10th St. Madison IL 62060. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL. Visitation Thurs., Sept. 20, 4-8 p.m. at THOMAS SAKAS Funeral Home, 2205 Pontoon Rd., Granite City, IL, 62040. Memorial contributions, Masses, Deaf Ministry, St. Andrew's in Lemay or St. Mary's in Madison Roof Fund.
Interpreters will be provided.
Please visit the link below to sign the guest book.
RYAN, THOMAS JOSEPH, a longtime resident of the Highlands, passed away June 28, 2012, his birthday.
He was born on June 28, 1935 in Louisville, KY, eldest son of the late Raymond L. and (late) Mary Catherine (Scharfenberger) Ryan. He was a retired engineer draftsman for the Multi Metals Division of Vermont American Corporation. On August 28, 1982, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Tom was a member of the Louisville Catholic Deaf Society, International Catholic Deaf Association, Louisville Deaf Senior Citizens, Louisville Association for the Deaf, the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, National Association for the Deaf and the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Sing Language Teachers Association.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Raymond L. Ryan, Jr.
He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Ryan Albers (John) of Richmond, VA.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Nazareth Home Chapel with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Nazareth Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Nazareth Home or the Louisville Catholic Deaf Society.
Tom's family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and residents Nazareth Home their loving care, and Dudley and Rita Shanks for all their help.