Primo Echalar Barber

Jun 8, 1931 – Nov 22, 2016

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Primo E. Barber, 85, born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur Philippines on June 8, 1931. He passed away peacefully on November 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Edith Surbano; sons, Kevin and Ryan; daughters-in-law Helen and Irene; grandchildren Destiny, Aaron and Solomon; brother, Raul Sr.; many nieces and nephews and other family members.


Primo lived in Seattle for over 40 years. He worked as a cook and chef in many restaurants including Andy's Diner, the world-famous (Ivar's) Smith Tower and the Rainier Club serving some of the most prominent leaders and innovators in our community. He helped provide hot meals to those in need at the Seattle Indian Center until he retired.


Viewing will be held at Bonney Watson - Washington Memorial 16445 International Blvd SeaTac on:

December 8, 2016 2pm-5pm

December 9, 2016 viewing & Rosary 4pm-8pm


Funeral services will be held at St Paul Church in Seattle 

10001 57th Ave S on 

December 10, 2016 at 10:00am.


Entombment at 3pm Bonney Watson Washington Memorial SeaTac


Malia Radford
Bellevue, WA
Dec 1, 2016

Thinking of all of you and remembering your dad in the most loving way! May all the lovely memories of your dad and husband live on forever in the stories you will share with the next generation! Love to you all! XO

Prima Amelia E Morris
Arlington , VA
Dec 1, 2016

Rest with the angels, dearest cousin. We love you.

Leonard Dosono
Burien, WA
Dec 1, 2016

RIP Manong may Light Perpetual shine upon you.

My Prayers for comfort go to the Barber family

at this difficult time.

Kevin Barber
Seattle, Wa
Nov 30, 2016

We love you and miss you, but take comfort knowing that are resting in eternal peace.

Ryan Barber
Seattle, WA
Nov 30, 2016

Rest In Peace, Dad.

Nerissa Del Rosario & Jonathan Adams
Lakewood , Wa
Nov 30, 2016

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