The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 6, 2013

Steve ‘Barney’ Kantor

Longtime Masury man retired from GATX


---- — DAYTON, Ohio – Steve “Barney” Kantor of Dayton died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in The Sanctuary at Wilmington Place, in Dayton. He was 94.

Mr. Kantor was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Seanor, Pa., a son of Michael and Mary Toth.

He was a veteran of the Army during World War II and served in the Pacific theater.

Barney retired in 1981 from General American Transportation Corp.’s former Masury plant after more than 30 years of employment, primarily as a painter.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6404, Sharpsville; and was a longtime resident of Masury.

Barney was proud of his days as a varsity football player for the Sharpsville Blue Devils. In his later years, Barney was an avid sports fan, race horse handicapper and an enthusiastic walker at Buhl Park.

Barney leaves behind a son, Stephen Kantor, Leicester, England; a daughter, Mary Beth Caudill, Dayton; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a longtime companion, Ida Sechler.

Preceding Barney in death were his parents; his wife, Michaline Mentrek; two sisters, Helen Higgins and Margaret Jennings; four brothers, Michael Canter, John Kantor, Joseph Kantor and Louis Kinton; and a granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Mary Beth Caudill, 306 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45402.


Steve “Barney,” 94, Dayton, Ohio.

Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Friday (8-9-13) at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum, Vienna.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at the mausoleum.

Burial: Crown Hill Burial Park.

Arrangements by SELBY-COLE FUNERAL HOME, 3966 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna.