Plumber Charles Thomas Barr dies at 78

Charles “Tommy” Barr of Kingston passed away at his home on Feb. 3 surrounded by his loving family. He was 78.

Tommy was a plumber by trade and worked at Princeton University for over 25 years with his buddy Ralph. Later, he continued his career with Central Jersey Property Maintenance with his buddy Gary and crew.

Easygoing and content, Tommy was a jack of all trades and a true family man. He enjoyed Darlene’s home-cooked dinners and Kim’s homemade desserts. Tommy found peace in his time outdoors, whether he was fishing or hunting with his son, Scott. He also enjoyed spending time at Shale Brook Farm with the Boekhout Family building or creating things. Tommy’s community was important to him, as he could often be found hanging with his Kingston buddies, but most of all enjoying time on his back patio with his family, and of course, Jeremy and friends popping in.

Tommy’s kindness, quickness to act and his big heart will be missed the most.

Predeceased by his parents George P. and Anna Barr, Tommy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Darlene; his children, Scott Barr and Kimberlee Kitchen and her husband Ben; his brother George R. Barr and his wife Alice; and six grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Taiylor, Dylan and Anna Barr and Brinkley Libonati and Benjamin Kitchen. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, extended family near and far as well as dear friends he has met along the way.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Kingston Fire Department at 8 Heathcote Road in Kingston. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the firehouse.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.