Barry Norman Root

Apr 22 1949
May 18 2019
70 Years

Barry Norman Root, 70, of Gap, passed away Saturday, May 18th, 2019 under the care of Hershey Medical Center.  He was the beloved husband of Sandra Smith Root.  

Born in the former Coatesville Hospital, Barry was the son of the late Madeline "Peg" (Hilton) and Norman F. Root.  

After graduating from Coatesville High School in 1969, he joined the Air Force and became an airplane mechanic, obtaining the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 1973. 

Barry worked for the former Lukens Steel Co. for 42 years, retiring as a Mill Wright in 2015.  

Barry had coached Parkesburg Pee-Wee Football when Tony was young.  He enjoyed cooking and riding his Harley with his great-granddaughter, Aubree.

Barry is survived by his children: Anthony Root, husband of Misty, and Heather Saunders; stepchildren, Shannon, Stacy, Jason and Christopher; grandchildren, Tristan, Seth, Miranda, Amanda, T.J., Chase, Kevin, Kim, Izabella, and Aiden; and great-grandchildren, Aubree Mae, Connor, Brystal,  Paislee, and Emberlyn, sisters, Gloria Gay and husband Dale and Terri Stitler and husband Bill, sister in law Nancy Shumaker and brother in law LeRoy Shumaker and five nephews, Norman, Chris, Matthew, Jason and Adam.

He was predeceased by his son, Kevin L. Root.  

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1st at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg from 1 until 2 PM with a military honor guard presentation at 2 PM.

Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Jun 1 2019 - 2:00pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa. 19365


so sorry for your loss tony and family. Barry was always cool to me when he lived on green st . The funny stories him and my dad would tell , priceless. Sorry can’t make service have a thing to go too at that time

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Tony n Family
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad.. We know what your going thru if there is anything we can do please let us know... Our thoughts n prayers are with you all...

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Prayers out to the family,sorry for your loss,Barry was a great man,a great coach,and a great man to work with.
Rest in peace Coach Barry,we will miss ya.

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Sandy & Family

My sincere sympathy.

Barry was great to work with. He treated people fairly.

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I’m so sorry for everyone’s loss. Sending prayers and thoughts to all involved in Barry’s life. I can’t believe your gone and I’m going to miss our talks.. I love you R.I.P Barry

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I wish to send God's Healings to Barrys Family Sorry I missed his Furneral He was a good friend and co- worker. May God's blessing be upon his soul. The Mowday Family


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