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Memorial visitation Thursday for Fredric 'Fred' Barbian

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Fredric “Fred” Barbian, age 73, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on October 12, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 16, 1944 in Beaver Falls, PA, to Wilfred Barbian and Helene (Marion) Cantlon.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathleen (Kelly) Barbian of Chesterton, IN; sons, Scott (Vickie) Barbian of Valparaiso, IN, and Todd Barbian of Chesterton, IN; daughter, Kelly (David) Randazzo of Chesterton, IN; grandchildren, Joshua, Nadine, Scottie, Alyssa, Tyler, Hunter and Hope; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Judith Barbian of FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepfather, Martin Cantlon.

Fred worked at the Duneland YMCA after retiring from Anco. He enjoyed fishing, boating and vacationing.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with sharing of memories at 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Cremation services will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Memorial donations can be made to Duneland YMCA, 215 Roosevelt Street, Chesterton, IN, 46304, or The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation at

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 10/17/2017




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