August 20, 1941 - March 9, 2021
John Clarkin Barlieb, 79, of Tobyhanna, died on March 9, 2021 in the family home where his mother was born. He was the loving husband of Mary Mallard Barlieb, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Calvin and Margaret (Clarkin) Barlieb. John attended the former Coolbaugh High School and the University of Scranton. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and several terms on the Coolbaugh Township Board of Supervisors. For many years, John was a member on the Board of Directors for Pocono Mountain Industries. Since his Christening, he was a devout member of the Church of St. Ann in Tobyhanna and is now a member of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Cresco. John was a long time member of the East Stroudsburg Elks Lodge No. 319 and also very active in the Pocono Builders Association for a time. As a principal in Pobar Enterprises Inc., together with his business partner, Claude Pope, John helped develop Pobar Estates and Lexington Woods in Tobyhanna. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Major Anne M. Barlieb U.S. Army Retired of Alexandria, Virginia; nephews: Jonathan Urda and Christopher Urda. Very important and special to John were two dear friends: Bob Rossick since the first grade; and Claude Pope his business partner and morning coffee companion. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, William John Barlieb and his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and John Urda. The Reverend Father Gregory Loughney will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 5112 Pocono Crest Road, Pocono Pines. There will be visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pocono Mountain Public Library, P.O. Box 405, Tobyhanna, PA 18466 or PayPal at the library website at poconolibrary.org.
John Clarkin Barlieb, 79, of Tobyhanna, died on March 9, 2021 in the family home where his mother was born. He was the loving husband of Mary Mallard Barlieb, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Scranton, he was the son of... View Obituary & Service Information
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