Andrew Barna

Andrew Barna

Andrew Barna, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. Andy was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Coral. He was the second youngest of seven children to parents Michael and Anna Barna.

Andy loved to travel. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was able to see parts of the world, and the love of travel never stopped. He lived the majority of his life in Austintown, Ohio, moving there 1966 and then to Wooster, Ohio, in 2005. He would make frequent trips to California and Texas to see his children.

In 2013 Andy and Kitty moved to Minnesota to be closer with his son and his family. Andy loved old cars and going to car shows, sitting outside during the summer and talking to the neighbors. He was everyone’s grandpa. He loved to laugh and joke and he filled everyone’s hearts with love with the countless catchphrases and sayings he would have.

He is survived by loving children Andrew Joseph Barna Sr. (Judy) and LuAnn Caras (James); grandchildren Joseph Barna (Benita) and Gina Barna; great-grandchildren Nealy, Levi and Logan; a younger brother, Joe (MaryLee); and sister-in-law Joan Jenkins (J.R.).

Andy was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kitty, in 2015; his parents; and five brothers and sisters.

“See you later, alligator,” was a favorite saying.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana.

Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit