Barrett “Barry” C. Caldwell, 75

June 07, 2018

Barrett “Barry” C. Caldwell, 75, of Lancaster, passed away June 7, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital.
He was the husband of Katharine S. Caldwell, with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage in April. Born in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Craig and Julia (Myers) Caldwell.
Barry graduated from Chambersburg Area High School in 1960 and The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in industrial engineering in 1966.
He was a loyal Penn State Football fan and attended the first game held at Beaver Stadium in 1960.
Barry started his career at the Hamilton Watch Company and retired from L-3 Communications in 2006.
He was an Eagle Scout. He served as president of the AMS Metals Society and the Manheim Township Lions Club, where he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow and the Lions of PA Foundation Fellow. He was also a fundraising volunteer for the Neffsville Fire Company.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher, committee member, and volunteer with the Power Packs program providing food to needy area families.
Barry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on vacations in Avalon, New Jersey. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling and watching old movies.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Susan C. Gleiter, wife of Daniel C. Gleiter of Harrisburg, and Amy C. Breitling, wife of John C. Breitling of Arlington, Mass.; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Zachary Gleiter and Chloe and Henry Breitling; and brother, Stephen C. Caldwell of Chambersburg.
Friends will be received on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 10-11AM at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601, with the Memorial Service to follow at 11AM. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to St. Peters Lutheran Church at the above address or to VisionCorps, 244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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June 23, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love and prayers to you, Kathy, and your family.
Linda and Dennis Irwin

June 15, 2018

Mr. Caldwell was like a 2nd dad to me growing up. Amy and I became friends in 1st grade, and our moms were girl scout leaders together. Mom used to go to the Caldwell’s to plan for GS meetings with Mrs. Caldwell and they would go back and forth discussing plans, forever, and Mr. Caldwell would get his fill and just say”oh for heavens sake, just to this!” And they would. When I would come over…. Mr. Caldwell would chant “Con Bon, Con Bon!” (My name was O’Connor) over and over and pump his fist. I was not truly allowed in until Amy and I would both join him in the chant. I would come in and take my place in front of the wood burning stove with the crackling fire because I was always cold, and he would always make sure the fire was stoked (properly). When I would eat dinner at the Caldwell house, sometimes my challenged palette would be reluctant. One one occasion, Mr.C assured me that lamb is delicious and that mint jelly would surely win me over. Well, he talked me into trying it…but notice I only said on ONE occasion. My sister Khristie also was welcome any time and I do believe Mr. Caldwell got a kick out of her. He named her “Junie” which is short for Jr. He could count on my sister meeting his challenges or challenging back on occasion. I remember the time he told her to go to the basement and “check the mousetraps” ….Junie came back in a couple of minutes, dead mouse in hand, saying, “What do you want me to do with it now?” I thought Mrs. C would faint, but Barry just smiled wide and said, “That’s my Junie!” And took that mouse from her. Friends by association at first, my dad and Amy’s dad became friends… often snickering at what the crowd was doing while they sat back and observed whoever was around. Helping to chaperone a Girl Scout overnite trip, they both did their due diligence by cooking by campfire, leading some games, and telling stores. THEN, the dads decided to find a place to have a drink and literally discovered the K-Ville hotel. Entering through the front door was a dead giveaway that they were “outsiders ” But by the end of the night they were guest bartending, hostessing, and holding court. Needless to say, some of the moms were not too happy upon their return. However the story we heard and laughed at every time the next day…and last 35 years, made it all worth it. Mr. Caldwell was a big part of so many lives, and I am so glad to have the pleasure of having him in mine.
Love, Kellie 

June 15, 2018

so sorry to hear about your husband.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Ellen called and told Sue. Take care and hope to see you,   Kathy Hollinger

June 11, 2018

So sorry to hear this sad news. May Barry  rest in peace.
Doug Ross

June 10, 2018

I am so very sorry to learn of Barry’s passing, he fought a courageous battle. My deepest and sincere sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Lori Barbers

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