Robert Barhorst

January 6, 1921 - December 20, 2015

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Robert Vernon “Vern” Barhorst, 94, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015. He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia, KY. Vern was a WWII Veteran in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 and served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a Master Sergeant in the Signal Corp, Kentucky Colonel and an avid Ham Radio Operator, serving the Greater Cincinnati Red Cross for many years. Vern retired from McAlpins in 1986. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years: Wilma “Willie” Barhorst. Vern is survived by his Sons: Robert “Rob” (Sheila) Barhorst and David Barhorst; 4 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright, KY. Memorials are suggested to Online condolences may be expressed at


grace DuLong Baker - Dec 23, 2015

what memories I have of our life together on “Williamstown Lake, Robbie and David, I loved your Dad and Mom very much. We were such good friends, you were very fortunate to have them for your parents. My deepest sympathy and prayers.

Richard Leffler, W8RLL - Dec 23, 2015

I knew Vern since I moved to Cincinnati in 1973. He was very instrumental in working many days and nights at the National Weather Service office when it was located at the airport. Vern was always willing to help and serve . Truly an honor to be able to call Vern a friend. 73 SK

Beverly DuLong Brown - Dec 23, 2015

Dave and Rob, I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember him from when Dave and I were teenagers down on Williamstown Lake and he was such a nice person.

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