Barry Thomas Michael Kestner, 85, of Laughlintown, formally of Derry went to be with the lord Friday December 11, 2020. He was born March 9, 1935 in Ligonier, a son of the late Floyd and Sara Plummer Kestner.
He was a member of the Derry First United Methodist Church. He spent many years in the Derry Drum and Bugle Corps, The Crusaders. He worked for Westinghouse Bettis in Pittsburgh and Nasa in Sandusky, Ohio as a Metallurgical Engineer. Later he worked at Levinson Steel, the office of Economic Opportunity and the Redevelopment Authority, which included helping those who were displaced by the Johnstown flood.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Dolores R. Kestner and a sister Patricia Henderson.
He is survived by his children; Sharon Stump of Salvo, NC, Barry Kestner of Stahlstown, Carol Miller of Derry, Karl Kestner (Joy) of Murrels Inlet,SC, Susan Samella (John) of Latrobe, Sally Henry (Blake) of Somerset, Erin Nicely (Kevin) of Derry and Dolores Davis (Rick) of Laughlintown. A brother Floyd "Gib" Kestner (Evelyn) of Florida, 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 N .Ligonier Street, Derry, PA 15627 or Meals on Wheels, PO Box 203 Ligonier, PA 15658.
The family would like to thank the staff of Senior Life of Greensburg and Greensburg Care Center for the wonderful care they had given to him.
McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry was in charge of arrangements.
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