R. Barry Uber, former president of construction and mining for Ingersoll-Rand Co., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vt. He was 69 years old.
Uber was a seasoned manufacturing executive and for the past 10 years, a private equity investor. Uber worked at Ingersoll-Rand for 30 years. He previously served as a partner of Coastal Capital Consultants LLC; president and CEO of North American Van Lines; executive chairman of Tread Corporation and Oneida Molded Plastics LLC; and a director of Measurement Specialties Inc.
Born in Philadelphia, Uber was the son of the late Raymond Bernard and Doris Jean Luciano Uber. Uber was married to Kathleen M. Lawlor Uber for 20 years.
Uber was a resident of Hilton Head Island, S.C., before moving to New Hope, Pa., in 2012. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Penn State University in 1969, where he received an Alumni Fellow Award in 1996.
Uber was a member of the Doylestown Country Club and in his leisure enjoyed being with family, the Jersey shore, golf, fishing and cooking. In addition to his wife Kathy, Uber is survived by his daughters, Lisa M. Carguello and her spouse Terry of Fayetteville, N.Y. and E. Shane Uber and her partner Jason Rice of Island Heights, N.J. He is also survived by his three stepdaughters, Tracy Denton and her spouse Brenda Welsh of Allentown, Pa.; Suzanne Denton of New York; and Alanna Vallee and her spouse Josh of Bedford, Mass. Uber is also survived by his grandchildren, Sara, John, Mark and Claire Carguello, and his stepgrandchild Max Vallee. He is also survived by his sister Eileen Ward and her husband Don of Boyertown, Pa., along with their daughter Dana Veljacic.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. followed by his funeral service at noon in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Road), New Britain, PA 18901. His interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Student Emergency Support Fund (XC6SE) at Penn State Harrisburg. Contributions can be sent to the Office of Development, Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Olmsted W110, Middletown, PA 17057 or online by visiting http://giveto.psu.edu and entering XC6SE in the box marked "other."