Bernard Charles Fail "Barney"
LANCASTER, OH: Bernard Charles Fail "Barney" Age 91, passed away on March 25, 2012 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.
Barney was born August 9th, 1920 in Moxahala, Ohio (Perry County) to John and Lois Fail.
He married his life partner, Wanda Raybourne, on August 30, 1941. She preceded him in death in 2005.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in central Ohio in 1936 and 37.
He served in the United States Army in Europe during WWII - July 3rd 1942 to November 24th 1945.
After the War, he worked as a machinist for Anchor Hocking Plant 1, Ohio Machining Co., and Anchor Hocking Plant 35, retiring from the latter in 1982.
Barney is survived by his children, Terry Fail (wife Marilyn) in California and Cathy Leist (husband Jim) in Indiana; four grandchildren, John and Todd Fail, Sean and Ryan Waddell; six great-grandchildren, Ashley, Justice, Jason, Braden, Kylie and Zach; two great, great-grandchildren, Jaycee and Addelyne and several very special nieces and nephews.
In his 20's and 30's, Barney played baseball and softball, fished and hunted until he was introduced to the game of golf. Barney played his final rounds of golf in 2009 with his son and grandsons in California and Indiana.
Barney and Wanda antiqued and collected for many years visiting sales and auctions all over central Ohio.
Since 2005, Barney has been a mall walker and perfected his daily routine of visiting "the girls" at McDonald's and then on to the mall "Euchre game" with the boys.
During the summer months, he made daily trips to the Rising Park ponds to feed his special feathered friends.
Barney also leaves behind a group of very special non-feathered friends: Ina Harrison, Patty Saddler, Mardee and Steve Skiver and Joanie and Bob Ream.
Caring cremation has taken place through the FRANK E SMITH FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Barney's name to the charity of your choice .
Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on March 28, 2012