Garrett Anderson Barch

Garrett Anderson Barch, 36, of State College, died Friday, July 8, 2022, at Mount Nittany Medical Center Emergency Room.

Born April 28, 1986, in Royal Oak, MI, he was the son of Douglas Robert and Elaine Fantaske Barch.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Alexander Douglas Barch and his wife Amy of Garnet Valley, PA; their daughters Lia Marie Barch and Josephine Ann Barch; and John P. McDonald of New York City (his sister's husband) and his sons John, Jr. and Thomas Douglas McDonald. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eva Marie McDonald.

Garrett graduated from State College High School in 2004. He earned his bachelor's degree in Information Science and Technology from Penn State University in 2020, with a minor in History. He was a logger and an inventor. He also worked as an intern with PSU's Cognitive Science Lab.

Visitation will be 1-2 pm, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with memorial service following at 2 pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be in North Bend Cemetery, Renovo, PA.