Bernard W. “Jake” Barga age 91 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Versailles Health Care Center. Jake was born July 17, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Louis N. and Eleanora C. (Goubeaux) Barga.
Jake was a retired farmer and construction worker. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a former P.O.W. Jake was awarded with a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his parents, Jake is also preceded in death by his brothers, Norbert, Martin, Paul, Noah and Leo Barga; and sisters, Cecilia Gasson, Agnes Kissinger, Lucy Petitjean, Beatrice Barga and Clara Subler.
Jake is survived by his brothers, Basil Barga of Versailles, Vitalus Barga of Greenville and Mark Barga of Bradford; sisters, Rita Borland of Sidney and Iva Wion of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.