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John Barnato

MARK — John B. Barnato, 93, of Mark passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

John was born June 21, 1924, in Mark to John and Katherine (Mastaglio) Barnato. He married Enis M. Piacentini on Sept. 15, 1945.

He graduated from Hopkins Township High School in 1942. John owned and operated Barnato Insurance for 28 years and retired in 1986. He previously had farmed for 16 years.

John was a past member of Oglesby Rotary Club, LaSalle Lions Club, Ladd Moose Club and LaSalle Elks. He also enjoyed gardening, puzzles, horse racing and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife, Enis M. Barnato of Mark; one sister, Adelaine Eschenbaum of Spring Valley; and two nieces and a nephew, Kathryn (Gordon) Virgo of Spring Valley, George (Victoria) Eschenbaum of Spring Valley and Rita (Gordon) Armstrong of Peru.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mayme Kunkel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville with Father Patrick DeMeulemeester officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.dcfunerals.com.

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