Barry J. Bussard, 66, of Arona, PA passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Barry was born June 26, 1954 in Greensburg, PA. Son of the late William Walsh and Alice Jean Taylor Walsh. Barry was a graduate of Sewickley Township High School Class of 1973. He then went on to become a manager of Growmark FS in Kittanning, PA. Barry was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Arona, PA for many years. Barry was a loving husband, a devoted father and a doting grandfather to his only grandson – Domenic. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at Spring Creek in Elk County and listening to country music. He was an avid bowler, golfer and softball player. As well as an active member for many years in the Arona Golf League at the Madison Club in Yukon, PA. He is preceded in death by both parents, two brothers – William J. Walsh and Clarence Bussard Jr. and one sister-in-law – Mary Beth Walsh. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years – Bonnie S. Bussard of Arona, PA, one son – Barry J. Bussard of Arona, PA, one daughter – Brandi Caruso and husband Domenic of West Newton, PA, one special grandson – Domenic Caruso, one brother – Thomas A. Walsh and wife Kathy of Walkersville, MD, one sister – Mary Jane Mehalick of Arona, PA, one sister-in-law Elsie Bussard of Germantown, MD, a very special brother-in-law Randy Carper, grand-dog Duper and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday, September 7, 2020 from 2 pm – 6 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. A public graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensburg, PA with Rev. Samuel Scheiderer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.lls.org.
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