Edward W. LeBarron Sr.

WESTFIELD – Edward W. LeBarron Sr., 75, of Spring Street, Westfield, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Absolut Care of Westfield, with his loving family by his side.

Edward was born July 3, 1938, in Dunkirk, N.Y., the son of the late Howard and Ruth (Hart) LeBarron.

After graduating from high school, Ed went on to college and earned his associate degree in business management.

He married Margaret “Peggy” Chapman on May 11, 1958, in North Tonawanda and together they raised five children. Margaret preceded him in death on June 27, 1972.

He began working for A. Sam and Sons and then went on to manage several stores in the area, including ACME grocery stores, Loblaw’s and Jubilee stores, retiring in 1991.

Ed loved watching football and basketball games, and was one of the founders of and coached the Westfield Golden Hawk midget football program for many years.

He was an avid card player specializing in poker. He loved socializing with his family of friends at the Springwood Apartments, where he lived for more than 15 years, but most of all, his children and their families were very special and dear to his heart.

Mr. LeBarron was a member of the United Methodist Church of Westfield and the Loyal Order of Moose also of Westfield.

He is survived by two daughters: Deborah A. Sissem of Brocton, N.Y., and Lori (Rick) J. Schroen of Portland, N.Y.; three sons: Edward (Deb) LeBarron Jr. of Westfield, N.Y., David E. LeBarron of Brocton, N.Y., and Steven H. LeBarron of Forestville, N.Y.; and his 10 grandchildren that include Megan, Lianna and Kristyn LeBarron, Emily, Elizabeth and Andrew Sissem, Shawntai and Dylan LeBarron, and Richard and Adam Schroen. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Annalise Bundy.

Besides his wife, Peggy, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Palmatier.

Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the MASON Funeral Home, with the Rev. Matthew Golibersuch officiating. Burial will be private at the Westfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 111 W. Second St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

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