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Barry Zombro Jr.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 • Posted July 28, 2010

Barry Zombro Jr., of Mason, TX, and Pottsville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, at the age of 37 after a long and courageous struggle with cancer.

Mr. Zombro is survived by his father Barry Zombro Sr. of Pottsville, PA, his grandfather Harvey Zombro Sr. of Mason, his uncle Harvey Zombro Jr. of San Antonio, TX and a cousin Ryan Zombro. He was preceded in death by his mother JoAnn Zombro and by an uncle Robert Zombro.

Barry was born on November 28, 1972, in Pottsville, PA, to Barry Zombro Sr. and Jo Ann Fleischut Zombro. He was a graduate of Pottsville High School. At the age of 17 Barry became a volunteer fireman. He worked as an EMT for Minnersville Ambulance in Minnersville, PA, and he was a volunteer fireman, Ladder 51, in Pottsville. He spent most of his life serving and saving members of his community. Even after he became ill, Barry continued to serve his community. Barry had also worked as a cook and as a warehouseman for Lowe’s. In his spare time he liked to cook and play video games. He loved the outdoors, shooting firearms, fishing and hunting. He was a true outdoorsman.

Funeral services for Barry Zombro Jr. were held on Friday, July 23, at 11:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Boyd Mims officiating. Burial with "fireman honors" by the Mason Volunteer Fire Department followed in the Gooch Cemetery. His body was taken to the cemetery on the back of a Mason VFD fire truck and members of the Mason VFD served as pallbearers.

A memorial service for Barry will be held at a later date in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice in Fredericksburg, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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