COLONIE – Shawn Patrick Barber, 46, of Colonie, died peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2011 with his family by his side at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Shawn was born in Albany, and lived in the area all his life. He was a graduate of Albany High School and Bryant & Stratton College, and was employed as a quality assurance engineer by Treo Solutions in Troy.
Shawn is survived by his beloved wife Sandy Laube Barber; his daughter Olivia Cora Barber; his parents Ann Bardon Barber and James Barber of Albany; his mother in law Dottie Lapis; his brothers Ed Barber (Sandy) of Stoughton, MA, Jim Barber (Lisa) and Steve Barber (Trish) of Schoharie, and Mike Barber (Colleen) of Narrowsburg; and by several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who cared for Shawn during his illness, and also his employer, Treo Solutions, for the extreme concern and flexibility they extended to him during his illness.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:00, and from there to The Church of St. Clare, 1947 Central Ave., in Colonie. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Saint Clare, 1947 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.