July 24, 1944 ~ February 28, 2019

Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Englewood, Colorado


July 24, 1944-February 28,2019

“Al” (also affectionately known as Uncle Wish) was born and raised in the Roxborough/Manayunk section of Philadelphia. He was born the 2nd son of Aloysius Francis and Winifred Catherine Barr. He attended 16 years of Catholic education (St. John the Baptist Grade School, Roman Catholic High School, and Villanova University). After graduating from Villanova in 1966, he was drafted into the Army. Al spent his military career in Korea and Vietnam, including being in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of 1968. His professional career was spent as an auditor/accountant for the U.S. Government, the U.S. Army Audit Agency, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Interior. Al also had his own independent accounting and investment service.

Al had a passion for books as well as enjoying golf, hiking, and skiing; and sightseeing on road trips in his RV, Lazy Daze, with family and friends. His hobbies included listening to conservative radio programs, playing the lottery, and participating real estate and financial investments. As a dog lover, he “spoiled” Daisy, Barney, Duke, and Zoey. He will be dearly missed by family and friends who enjoyed his quick wit, his sense of humor, and his generosity.

Al is survived by a brother, Gene, of Berlin, New Jersey; long-time companion Peggy Hammond of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; a niece, Victoria Thorn, and nephews Charles and Adam, numerous great nieces and nephews, Lakewood and Mesquite, Nevada neighbors, and many friends.  Al is preceded in death by his parents and older brother Charles.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11a.m. Interment will follow at 1p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area A, at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Al’s honor to Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA  19085, or Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia, 301 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or Independence Institute, 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO  80203.


Funeral Mass: March 19, 2019 11:00 am

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Graveside Service: March 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

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  1. Al was the best landlord and friend. Although I don’t live on Moncrieff now, I will never forget his kindness. I cherish my memories living there. The loss leaves a huge void! Rest in peace dear friend.

  2. Will greatly miss our interaction. Al was a generous soul. I will always be grateful for being one of his Moncrieff tenants.

  3. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Al. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  4. Love, Blessings and Peace to your family and friends.
    We will miss your wit, humor and subtle charm, Al. You will always be the best neighbor ever here at Eagle Point.
    Your presence will always be felt.

  5. Al was a very kind and generous person. When I was a young person, he helped my mother and I through some hard times. Thank you Al, you will be missed

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