Thomas Barr

Obituary of Thomas A. Barr

Thomas A. Barr “TBarr”

Unexpectedly on Saturday, October 19, 2019, age 71, of Highland Park, formerly of the South Side. He is survived by best friend and partner  Judi Bobenage, Judi’s daughter Kelly Gill, and the lights of his life, Faith and Kyle Gill, who considered Tom their grandfather; brothers John (Julie), and Dennis (Claire Rittenhouse) and a sister Maggie Lerner; he is preceded in death by his parents, Jean and John Barr, brother Jim, and brother-in-law William Lerner, MD.  Tom was a commercial photographer.  As much as he loved photography he loved rugby.  He was involved with USA Rugby in assigning and evaluating referees and is known throughout the country.  Locally, he was co-founder of the Rugby Referee Society.  Friends received at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, Walnut Street, Shadyside, on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with a brief service at 7:30 pm.  Condolences may be left at