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Barry Charles Kranich

July 5, 1945 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 72)

Mr. Barry Charles Kranich, 72, husband of the late Jean Marie Kranich, and a resident of Onancock, VA, passed away Saturday, February 03, 2018, with his loving children by his side.

Born July 5, 1945 in Easton, PA, he was the only child of the late Russell Kranich and Ruth Hockman Kranich.  Following high school, Barry married his high school sweetheart, and together he and Jean made countless memories throughout their fifty years of marriage.

He attended Butler University until joining the United States Marines to serve his country during the Vietnam War, and later began working for Met-Ed Power Company as a lineman, and after many years, retired as control room operator.  In 1992, he and Jean began visiting the Eastern Shore, becoming full time residents in January of 2005.  They were dedicated members of Market Street United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Accomack.  In addition, Barry was a part-time driver for Star-Transit, a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Melfa Flying Club, and enjoyed sport shooting.  A friend to all, Barry’s presence will be greatly missed by all who had the honor to know him.

Barry is survived by his two children, Jennifer Avery and husband Steve of South Williamsport, PA, and Brooks Kranich and wife Rebecka of Easton; and four grandchildren, Nathan Lord, Olivia Avery, and Charlie and Ben Kranich. 

A memorial service will be held at Market Street United Methodist Church on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., with The Reverend J. Barton Weakley officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418, Intrepid Hospice, P.O. Box 770, Onley, VA 23418, or to Market Street United Methodist Church, 75 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to:

Intrepid Hospice, c/o Coni Chandler
PO Box 770, Onley VA 23418

PO Box 164, Onley VA 23418

Market Street United Methodist Church
75 Market Street, Onancock VA 23417

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