Remembering Lieutenant Alexander F. Barbieri (1907-1993)

1942 VF (5) Squadron Saratoga 3-23 Barbieri



In spring 1942, VF-5 received two eX-lawyers recently commissioned as A-V(S) lieutenants, Alexander F. Barbieri and William S. Robb. They fearlessly employed their administrative skills to handle the paperwork. Simpler later quipped that when necessary they even “bossed” him around. 

 Found on Find a Grave

Alexander F Barbieri

Birth: 1907
Death: 1993

Inscription: CDR US NAVY World War II Bronze Star Medal

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 12 Range 5

Alexander F. Barbieri, A Longtime Judge, 85
Published: January 12, 1993

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11— Alexander F. Barbieri, a former administrator of the Pennsylvania court system and an active judge until last May, died Saturday at his home in Chestnut Hill. He was 85.

Judge Barbieri, who was born in Philadelphia, served on the Common Pleas Court, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a judicial career that spanned nearly three decades.

He was appointed to the Common Pleas Court in 1964 by Gov. William Scranton. In 1970 Judge Barbieri was one of the founding judges appointed by Gov. Raymond Schaefer to the Commonwealth Court, which was established to ease some of the appellate burden on the Superior Court. In 1971 he was named to a seat on the State Supreme Court, but lost a retention election the next year.

In 1973 he returned to Common Pleas Court. The next year he was appointed administrator for all Pennsylvania courts, a position he held until 1983, when he became a senior judge on the Commonwealth Court.

Judge Barbieri is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Alexis Wiley, Christina Young and Andrea Barbieri; a grandson, four brothers and three sisters.

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