Obituary: Peter Barton, Jr., 81, of Fountain.

May 5, 2021

Peter Barton

Obituary: Peter Barton, Jr., 81, of Fountain.

Peter J. Barton, Jr., 81, of Fountain, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  

Peter was born in Walhalla on August 15, 1939, the son of Peter and Eva (Coolman) Barton. Peter graduated from Mason County Central with the class of 1957. He attended Central Michigan University where he participated in ROTC.  From CMU, Peter earned his bachelor of science in 1962 and his master of arts in 1971. Following his honorable discharged from the United States Army in 1964, he was employed as a speech and language therapist for the Mason County Intermediate School District.  In 1983, he assumed the role of the first full time director of special education at Mason-Lake Intermediate School District, retiring in 1993.  On February 15, 1986, Peter was wed to Mary J. Polcin.

Peter was an all-around good guy.  He had a big heart and would help out anyone in need. He enjoyed his time with his bowling buddies on various bowling leagues.  After retiring, he could often be found fishing, or traveling around the state to play as much golf as he could!

Peter is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Polcin; daughter, Christina Barton; grandson, Brandon Masse; and nieces, Eva (Brent) Collins and Sgt Major Andrea (Jeff) Metcalf. 

Besides his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Kiaunis; and niece, Lori Kiaunis. 

As Peter requested, there are no services planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Cats TNR; PO Box 384, Ludington MI 49431.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, 

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