Mechanic 06

Harold L. Barber

November 23, 1932 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Harold Barber Obituary

Harold L. Barber loving father, grandfather and great grandfather

Bolivar- Harold L. Barber, 91, of Macedon, formerly of Bolivar, passed away on Tuesday (January 9, 2024).

Harold was born on November 23,1932, in Cyclone, PA, to Clinton and Frieda Work Barber.

Harold was a dependable man, known for his strong character. He was a faithful husband to his wife Winnie, who recently predeceased him.

After attending Olean High School, Harold proudly served in the Air Force from 1952-1956. He was an airplane mechanic and enjoyed talking about the planes on which he worked, for the rest of his life.

Following his military service, Harold worked hard at several jobs before embarking on a successful career at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, where he worked for over 25 years. He was a skilled machinist and packer carpenter for turbines.

Harold had a passion for woodworking and was known for his skill in making wood furniture. He also enjoyed putting together and framing puzzles, as well as taking long walks to stay active. These hobbies brought him joy and fulfillment throughout his retirement years.

Harold was a loving father to his daughter Bette, his son Clinton (Angela); an adoring grandfather to Tyler (Layla), Allison (Ving), Melody, Charity, and Lydia as well as great grandson Oliver.

Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean, on Saturday (January 20, 2024) from 10:30am-12pm. Funeral services will begin at 12pm in the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion. Please come and celebrate Harold’s life and share memories with us. Burial will be in the Bowler Cemetery in Little Genesee.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the East Palmyra Christian School 2023 E. Palmyra Port Gibson Rd. Palmyra, NY 14522 or St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.

Online condolences can be expressed at

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Harold L. Barber?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Harold's memory.


January 20, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

12:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760


© 2024 Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility