Emil J. BARNIN, age 92. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Kaiser). Cherished father of JoAnne Spilker (Terry), Janet Schodowski and Barb. Dearest grandpa of Kaitlyn (Grant), Kristin (Brett), Kelly, Kara, Karissa (fiancé Pat), Michael Spilker and John and Joe Schodowski. Beloved friend of the Marrapese family. WW II US Army Vet.

PLEASE MEET THE FAMILY AT CHURCH FOR THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired the family suggest contributions to Holy Family Home or Saint Thomas More Church.

Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma, 5680 Pearl Rd. (in between Ridge and Snow). To offer condolences visit

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  1. Sandi on August 14th, 2020 12:22 pm

    Mrs.B, Barb, Janet Sissy, Joanne and family
    “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way”. May you all continue to be guided by your Dad and keep the memories always in your heart.
    Love and prayers to all— Sandi

  2. Diana on August 14th, 2020 7:15 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Emil’s passing. He was a wonderful guy. I hope he’s enjoying his fish bowls in heaven.

  3. Lori (Kucera) Engrish on August 16th, 2020 5:33 pm

    We so enjoyed Emil’s visits to our childhood home with his funny car horn and his “holy water” beverages- he always brought a smile if not a hearty laugh with his visits❣️

  4. George Timas on August 17th, 2020 12:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Barnin’s passing. He was such a big part of our neighborhood growing up on Dawncliff. He had such a large presence and personality. Praying for all of you.

  5. Mike Timas & Family on August 17th, 2020 12:39 pm


    On behalf of our family(Dean/Renee/George & Helen(95!) please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. He was always kind and friendly to us Timas kids. We always talk about our neighborhood when we get together to the point our spouses can’t stand it! It was a great time and place to grow up and glad your family was part of it as we are. He will be missed but always remembered! This helped me when our Dad passed on:

    Psalm 34:18. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”

  6. The Thiel Family on August 20th, 2020 7:53 am

    Our sincere sympathies on the loss of Emil Barnin. Trust that he is now in heaven and watching over you every day. Our prayers for your family at this time.

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