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Donald J. Barker

12/16/1955 - 08/15/2022


Obituary For Donald J. Barker

Barker, Donald J., 66, of Sweetwater, passed away August 15, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was Born in New York, NY and grew up in East Rutherford NJ. He attended Stockton College before moving to Sweetwater in 1984. Don was an ACPD motorcycle officer, serving 25 years with the department . In his free time, he enjoyed smoking cigars, watching the Yankees, reading, and riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed nature and wildlife and especially living in the pine barrens with his beloved dog Guinness by his side. He will be remembered by all as a proud father, grandfather, and a special friend, always making people laugh. He was passionate about music, sports, and was an avid basketball player.

He is predeceased by his parents, Donald and Hazel (Martos) Barker; and his sister, Jeannie Barker. He’s survived by his children, Bronson Barker and Kelly Barker; his grandson, Brody Barker Apt; and his honey, Maggie Anton.

A celebration of life will be held 3PM to 5PM on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Edwin Forsyth Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Rd., P.O. Box 72 Oceanville, NJ 08231. Online condolences may be place at www.parselsfh.com.


20 Aug

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03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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  • 08/21/2022

    Don was a great friend growing up, my next door neighbor for 17 years , had many of good times with him playing like we were in the army , making a tree house and just hanging out You will be missed Your friend Dean Cassiere🙏

  • 08/20/2022

    My deepest sympathy to Don's family. I had the pleasure of growing up with Don from kindergarten to high school. We played various sports together all through our adolescents. We kept in touch over the years usually drowning our sorrows cheering for the Cowboys. He was absolutely a great friend and person. He will be missed. RIP DON HUTCH.

  • 08/19/2022

    Don was a deeply intelligent man. He sought the best life and reached for the highest in human thought. Sending our gift to the Wildlife Reserve; we hope he will like that. We are so glad he found love with our beloved Maggie. We will all meet again soon enough. LOVE, Harv and Jo

  • 08/19/2022

    Don was a deeply intelligent man. He sought the best in life. He reached for the highest in human thought. We were so happy he found love with our beloved Maggie. We will be sending our gift to the Wildlife Reserve; we feel it will please him. We will all meet again, soon enough. LOVE, Harv and Jo

  • 08/19/2022

    Harry a classic, mine was when we tried to get tickets for giants game from paterson plank scalper. Guy would not hand don tickets to see so don drove up grass after him in truck. He was annoyed no free tickets omg funny

  • 08/19/2022

    I meant Maggie not Peggy... sorry.

  • 08/19/2022

    Don was a special person in many ways. A friend for 47 years with many great memories like singing the Beatles, drinking at VFW, playing hoops at BCC, a wedding that was memorable beyond belief, and a few funny visits to AC. My favorite Don story might be when he showed up for party in Rutherford in around 2004 at Gleason residence when he was still on duty in AC... A classic. I love you brother and will miss you forever. And to Peggy thanks for taking care of our friend and brother. We love you too. Harry Dammer

  • 08/18/2022

    Don had a great sense of humor. Enjoyed working with him. His presence will be missed. Robin Akeret

  • 08/18/2022

    I will miss you cuz. We have shared so many memories of you coming to Connecticut. I was thinking of some and I had a few good laughs. Say hi to everybody and see you on the other side. Love you.

  • 08/18/2022

    We so enjoyed hanging out with Peggy ,Donald and the kids and the dogs At the ranch in Sweetwater and going camping. All our love and prayers to your family!♥️🙏

  • 08/17/2022

    My sweet cousin Donald, I will miss you so much. So many childhood memories going thru my mind. Please give everyone in heaven a hug from me. Until we meet again, all my love. Karen

  • 08/17/2022

    We only have memories of great laughs with Don. In our younger days we spent hours and hours together. Growing up put some distance between us but always a good friend and a joy to chat with! We love you Don and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. I'm sure you'll make Him laugh as well!! 💛 Rest easy, love you, John and Alice

  • 08/17/2022

    Don a lifelong friend with to many memories to list. Love ya Barks there is now a huge void. One of a kind, the General. Im at a loss thought you had this beat. Will always think of you, see you one day. Tom McB

  • 08/17/2022

    Don you were always a true friend. I'll never forget you buddy and all the good times and talks we had together. I'll never forget you. Tom G


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