Honor Mission
Ross T. Barbarino
U.S. Air Force - Vietnam Veteran
Multi-City - 07/20/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the life and service of Ross T. Barbarino of Williamsville, who passed away on 15 July 2020.

Mr. Barbarino served almost 3 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1970, with an Air Force Specialty of 43251-Reciprocating Engine Mechanic. He served 12 months at Nha Trang Air Base in South Vietnam, and also was attached to the 99th Field Maintenance Squadron (FMS) at Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Mr. Barbarino was Honorably Discharged on 7 April 1970 with the rank of Sergeant (E-4), and earned the following awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/williamsville-ny/ross-barbarino-9262335
Primary Staging Date: 07/20/2020
Primary Staging Time: 9:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home
1671 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Lead Ride Captain: Joe Joyce
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this URL to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Flag Line for the arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at the F.H. at 10:00 AM.
Followed by dignified transfer and escort to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3063 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. N.Y. 14225, for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or U.S. Air Force flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached.
IMPORTANT: Current Erie County and PGRNY social distancing and face-covering requirements WILL BE ENFORCED! If you are not willing to abide by these rules, we respectfully ask that you do not participate.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the U.S. Air Force Vietnam War service of Ross T. Barbarino, and to support his loving family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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