John E. Barth, man of God, died on May 9th, 2021, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital at the age of 81.
John was born and grew up in Windsor, VT, son of Thelma Perkins Barth and John D. Barth.
John attended Windsor schools where he developed a great love of sports and teaching.
After graduating from Castleton Teachers College, John returned to Windsor and enjoyed teaching and coaching for the next forty years.
John enjoyed his retirement, tending his farm and walking the beaches of Edgewater, Florida. He enjoyed projects of all kinds with his dear friend, David Holloway, and his former student and basketball player, Roy Houghton.
John’s family includes his wife of 56 years, Connie Zullo Barth; children, Jonathan and Sarah (Michael Eckrich). Samuel E. Eckrich, John’s great joy in life and his grandson, will carry on his memory.
John is also survived by his sisters, Georgia and Margery and brother, Thomas.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph Church on Elm Street in Claremont, NH on Thursday, May 13th at 10AM. Followed by a burial at Mountain View Cemetery.
The church will be streaming the service at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeuWna4-vwGvSjJl9nPvqjQ/channels
Because of the pandemic, there will be no reception. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the summer.
The Barth family has established a scholarship fund, John Barth to Castleton, to be administered by the Windsor Alumni Association.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stringer Funeral Home and Barth family ask anyone attending the mass and burial to abide with all regulations and please wear a mask and use social distancing.
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