Thomas E. Bar­ron Jr., 71, of Catskill

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Thomas E. Bar­ron Jr., 71, of Catskill, N.Y., passed away peace­fully, sur­rounded by his fam­ily, on Oct. 25, 2016.

Born in Catskill to Thomas and Eve­lyn Bar­ron, he resided in Greene and Columbia coun­ties his en­tire life. Tom at­tended Catskill High School and was a mem­ber of the first grad­u­at­ing class of Ul­ster County Com­mu­nity Col­lege. He served in the Army Na­tional Guard, was trained in riot con­trol, and was an ex­pert marks­man.

An avid lover of pho­tog­ra­phy, Tom worked at the Al­bany Times Union as a photo en­graver and con­tin­ued to work at The Daily Mail as an ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive and con­tribut­ing pho­tog­ra­pher. It was then that he found his love of an­tiques.

In 1976, Tom be­gan his an­tique busi­ness Un­cle Sam An­tiques in Catskill. Af­ter hav­ing sev­eral lo­ca­tions there, he moved to War­ren Street in Hud­son and was one of the first of four an­tique deal­ers there that made War­ren Street the an­tique mecca that it is to­day. Tom had an amaz­ing eye for an­tiques, built an im­pres­sive busi­ness among the an­tiques com­mu­nity and made many life­long friends along the way.

De­spite never truly ad­mit­ting it, Tom was a big an­i­mal lover and spoiled his three cats rot­ten, as well as any other an­i­mal that crossed his path. He was gen­er­ous, kind, and a lov­ing fa­ther. His hu­mor, sar­casm, and big per­son­al­ity will be the source of many funny sto­ries and fond mem­o­ries.

A grave­side ser­vice will be held Nov. 1, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the Catskill Town Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers, a do­na­tion may be made to An­i­mal Kind in Hud­son, N.Y.

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