Michael Barbic

Obituary of Michael Barbic

Michael L. Barbic

"Bear"

Age 54. Suddenly Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Born in Joliet and a lifelong Lockport and Crest Hill area resident. A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in Agricultural Science, Joliet Catholic High School, Class of 1980 and St. Mary Immaculate Grade School. A member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Crest Hill. Owner and operator of Barbic Builders with over 25 years of service. He was a construction perfectionist. When he took the job, it absolutely had to be right upon completion. Michael loved life! His family was the center of his universe right down to family dinner without fail, every Sunday night. This family tradition eventually grew to include many extended family and friends. The simple things made him the happiest: family time on the boat and at the river, spending time on the farm, watching a JCA football game, his dogs, driving his big red truck, his former years as a coach for St. Joe's baseball and just the company of good friends.

Preceded by his grandparents; nephew, Sean Minott; brother-in-law, Tim Minott; and father-in-law, Alcario Nino.

Survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda E. (nee Nino) Barbic of Crest Hill; one son, Sergeant Michael J. (Kimberli) Barbic USMC of California; two daughters, Madalyn and Margaret Grace Barbic of Crest Hill; his parents, Larry and Sharon (nee Ryan) Barbic of Crest Hill; one brother, Joe (Kathy) Barbic of Plainfield; one sister, Sue (Neil) Minott-Freeman of Plainfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive.

Funeral Services for Michael L. Barbic will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Mass of Christian Burial to be con-celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Barbic Childrens Education Fund in care of the First Community Bank 2801 Black Road Joliet, Il. 60435 would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. For more information: (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com