Edward Alfonse Barkley, 83, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Turning Brook.
Edward was born February 1, 1936 in Detroit to the late Alfonse and Sabina (Kowanski) Barczynski. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. On July 14, 1979, he married Marlene (Maciejewski) Madden.
His extensive education included Michigan State University-Criminal Justice, University of Michigan-School of Social Work, Yale University Medical-Psychiatric Department Public Health-Drug Dependence Institute, Community College of the Air Force in Europe in Medical and Aeromedical Sciences and Foreign Languages, Detroit Institute of Technology and Science-Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling and Social work, Oakland University-Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Trinity Evangelical Seminary-Doctorate in Education and Christian Counseling.
Edward served in the United States Air Force, NATO Forces Air Rescue/Recovery Top Secret Level, worked for General Motors as Supervisor of Training and Administrative services, Northeast Michigan Mental Health Center in Alpena as Director of Psychological Services, also, Alpena Community College-Social Sciences, Spring Arbor University-Graduate School Counseling, Lake Superior State University-Human Services and Nursing, Alpena County 26th Circuit Juvenile Court-Psychological Evaluations, and Catholic Human Services and Alpena Jail Department of Corrections.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene; five children, Edward (Tina) Barkley, John (Teresa) Barkley, Jim (Gay) Barkley, Colleen Nordstrand, David Barkley; 8 grandchildren, Alexandria, Joshua, Olivia, Adam, Jacob, Joey, Ryan, Drew; two great grandchildren, Michael and Makayla; and sister, MaryAnn Klimoski.
Visitation will take place at Bannan Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. with military honors at 5 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at St. John the Baptist Church of All Saints Parish from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery
Memorials: Hospice of Michigan or Huron Humane Society
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