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David Lynn Barnhart

February 11, 1934 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 87)

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David Lynn Barnhart, 87, of Stoystown, passed away May 21, 2021. He was born Feb. 11, 1934, son of David and Fern (Fulton) Barnhart, both deceased. Lynn was the husband of Karen (Shaffer) Barnhart, who died July 15, 2007. He is survived by a daughter Susan, wife of Terry Buchanan, and their son Parker, all of Stoystown, and great grandchildren: Cole, Wyatt, and Olivia. He is also survived by a son, Dr. Jonathan Barnhart, and his children Nicole, Jonathan, Alexandra, and Riley, all of Johnstown. Lynn is also survived by sisters: Joan Zimmerman and Norma Pile, and a brother Larry Barnhart and wife Marlene. Lynn was a graduate of Forbes High School, class of 1952 where he played basketball and baseball. After spending three years in the Army (two in Germany), he attended Lock Haven University graduating in three and a half years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Physical Science. He also received a Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration from Bucknell University, where he later received a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility. Lynn also completed four summers of graduate courses at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Lynn began his educational career teaching Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology in the South Williamsport Area School District, where he later was a Secondary and District Administrator. He was also a supervisor of student teachers at Bucknell University and a part time administrator for Pennsylvania State University’s continuing education office in Williamsport, PA. In 1974 Lynn and brother Larry Barnhart started Barnhart Bros. Auction Service in Stoystown. They sold the business around 1990 and after that, Lynn operated Barnhart’s Antique Shop in Ligonier. During his life Lynn belonged to the South Williamsport Lion’s Club, Johnstown Elks Lodge #175, Somerset Masonic Lodge #358, Stoystown American Legion Post 257, Stoystown Hunting Camp, and Stoystown United Church of Christ. He was also a charter member and vice president of the Stoyestown Area Historical Society. During his life, Lynn’s greatest love was for his family, especially his grandchildren. He also liked hunting, fishing, golf, and local history. At Lynn’s request, a private memorial service and inurnment will be provided by the family. If friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Stoystown Charge U.C.C., P.O. Box 335, Stoystown, PA 15563, or the Stoyestown Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 227, Stoystown, PA 15563. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown. Condolences may be offered at DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com.


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