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Michael L. Barto

October 20, 1950 ~ February 27, 2021 (age 70)

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Michael L. Barto, 70, of Wheatfield, NY, passed into Eternal Life on February 27, 2021.  Born on October 20, 1950 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jean (nee Bishop) Barto.


Mike was a lifelong area resident and proud graduate of the Class of 1968 of Niagara Wheatfield High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Western New England University.  Mike was employed as a safety manager for the former Leaseway Transportation, now Cassens Transport. He was a devout Christian and loved the Catholic faith, worshipping at Prince of Peace Church.  Mike was very active in LaSalle Little League as a coach, board member and volunteer, but above all his duties he loved coaching.  He was an avid New York Yankees, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills Fan and enjoyed baseball, live music and supporting the local artists.


In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Barto. Mike is survived by children, Michelle Barto (Tony) Davis, Samuel (Kate) Barto, Daniel (Marcey Bryant) Barto and Alison (Bill) Solly; grandchildren, Max and Molly Barto and Lauren and Ava Davis and several nieces nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his longtime partner, Colleen Steele; her daughter, Patricia and her grandchildren, Dayton, Savannah and Adrianna.


Mike’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Prince of Peace Church, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.  Everyone please assemble at church.  Friends invited.  Prayers of committal and interment will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery. Unless restrictions change, masks and social distancing will be required for your safety at all gatherings.  Thank you for your support and understanding. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, 1570 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.  Professional arrangements are under the care of Michael R. Goodlander, owner of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007).  Share condolences and register for obituary email updates at

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Mass of Christian Burial
July 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Church (St. Vincent de Paul Parish, N. Military Road, NY)
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Acacia Park Cemetery

North Tonawanda, NY


Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc
1590 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls NY 14303

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