Michael “Mike” Allen Barger, 68, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. Born in Ithaca on December 27, 1950, Mike was one of six children born to Dorothy Zifchock Barger and the late William Barger. After graduating from Ithaca High School, he joined the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict and proudly served his country from 1972 to 1978, when he received an honorable discharge. Mike was employed as an asphalt technician at Duval Asphalt in Jacksonville, FL.
Mike is survived by his sons, Michael W. (Maribel) Barger and his daughter Sierra Barger of Jacksonville, FL, Gary (Jenny) Barger and their children Alyson, Madison and Katlyn Barger of Jacksonville, FL, and Raymond (Tammy) Barger of Orlando, FL; daughter, Sandy (Stephen) Stauffer and her children Summer Leann, Michael Sturm and Shawna Ruth of Bristol, TN; mother, Dorothy Barger of King Ferry; siblings, Judith (David) Withers of Lansing, Kathleen (Dana) Shipos of Lansing, and Gary (Maureen) Barger of Newark Valley; brother-in-law, Roger Schnock of Lansing; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his father, Mike was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann and Billie Jo.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service celebrating Mike’s life on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882. Father Daniel Ruiz will officiate.