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Robert Edward Barba

February 5, 1946 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 76)


Barba, Robert

Pinckney, Michigan


His Legacy… Robert Edward Barba, 76, passed away May 19, 2022.  He was born on February 5, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to Harold Barba and Valeria (Zakrzewski) Barba. Bob married the love of his life, Lorraine Puroll, on November 29, 1968, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan. Bob was known for his great sense of humor, love of music, and sharp sense of style. He graduated from St. Stanislaus High School, where he was valedictorian and president of the student council. Bob was an avid golfer, but he also enjoyed many other activities such as baseball, basketball, and boating. He loved vacationing anywhere, and most especially in New York. Bob was also very active in charity work. He volunteered at Camp Catch a Rainbow, a camp for child cancer patients, and also at his church, St. Mary Catholic Church.  As a member of the Knights of Columbus, he would organize the annual parish golf outings. His family fondly remembers his pontoon boat, Boblo on Portage Lake, of which he was “Captain Bob”, which he named after himself and his wife Lorraine. He was a mentor to many, and a friend to all who knew him. Most of all, Bob loved his family, and would always put them first in his life. He will be greatly missed.

His Family… Bob will be missed by his wife Lorraine; his daughter Tracey Barba (Philip Robson); brother, Charles Barba; grandchildren, Miranda, Olivia, and Joani; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son Lance Barba, brother Gerald, sisters in-law Barbara Barba and Carol Lewinski, nephew Christopher Barba, and his parents.

His Farewell… Bob’s family and friends will gather on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 2:00PM – 7:00PM with a Rosary at 7pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel, Michigan. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 11:00AM (10am gathering) at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney, Michigan. Father Dan Kogut will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Bob’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Recitation of the Rosary
May 26, 2022

7:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Mass of Christian Burial
May 27, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
10601 Dexter Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169