Francis "Frank" Barro

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September 1, 1940 - July 10, 2021
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Francis “Frank” Barro, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2021, at home at the age of 80. Loving husband of Betty Gayle Barro; beloved son of the late Francis J. and Flora Barro; devoted father of Gina Barro, Michael Barro, and Linda (Deborah Cotner) Barro; cherished grandfather of Brent Sweeney, Bradley Sweeney, Elena Barro, and Elias Barro; dear brother of Patricia (Bruce) Koenig, and Peggy Meeker.

Frank was an educator and coach his entire life. He started the football program at Duchesne High School and was the first head coach and Athletic Director.  Frank was also head soccer and track coach at Duchesne. He went to Francis Howell Central High School and was teacher and head football coach. Later, he was middle school principal at Winfield High School. He retired as an Administrator, following his years at Wentzville High School.  Frank was a member of the Greater St. Louis Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Gateway Athletic Conference Football Hall of Fame, St. Charles County Football Coaches Hall of Fame, and Missouri State High School Athletic Association Coaches Hall of Fame. Frank was also a member of the St. Charles Knights of Columbus. Frank was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Frank's name to Duchesne High School Football Association, the American Lung Association, or the World Bird Sanctuary.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Brian epperson July 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Played football for him and he was very respected and loved. Rip coach.

    • Joe Glosier July 14, 2021 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Coach Barro turned a lot of boys into young men. His influence will be felt for a long time. RIP

    • Tom Mattingly July 14, 2021 at 3:07 pm - Reply

      Most sincere sympathy to the family, Gina, Mike, Linda, and Betty. Very sorry for your loss.

  2. Jeff Osner July 14, 2021 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    He was a great teacher and coach. Helped me a a student and later as a fellow educator and administrator

  3. Steve Ruff July 14, 2021 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I played football against Frank for 4yrs and he was the most respected football coach. Helped me and I wasn’t even on his team. Class guy. RIP Coach

  4. Chris Paule July 14, 2021 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Was fortunate to have Coach Barro at Howell for football. A tremendous gentleman that had the respect of everyone he coached and taught. Always will remember how happy he was that one Friday night in Jeff City. Was always prepared whether it was practice or a game and that was a great lesson to learn for the road ahead.

  5. Randy G Hollander July 14, 2021 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    candle 1Coach Barro taught me so much more about life and football. Always respected and appreciated what he did for me and my family.Rest in Peace Coach

  6. Kimberly Diel July 14, 2021 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Rest in Peace Coach! I wouldn’t have passed Algebra class without your help! You were a great teacher and coach and loved by all! Just an all around great human being.

    • Gary Wasylenko July 14, 2021 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      candle 7Betty, Gina Mike and Linda.. my condolences. I already knew Frank was a great man, husband and father. In seeing these comments, I’m reminded of the event we attended where he was honored. I still didn’t realize how many people he affected in such a positive way. Memory Eternal.

  7. Randy Henderson July 14, 2021 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I was fortunate to have Coach Barro as my B team basketball coach and track coach my sophomore year. Regardless of the sport, Coach molded you and your team into a champion. He was a man of the highest integrity and character. He taught me lifelong lessons that I will never forget. He leaves quite a legacy. May God bless Coach Barro.

  8. Rod Whiteside July 14, 2021 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I did not have the honor to play for such a great coach and man. I know the family well and he will be honored and missed…

    Rest in peace Coach Barro…

  9. Brian J. Finucane July 14, 2021 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Coach Barro was a highly respected coach and teacher at Duchesne. He was a very positive influence on thousands of students. God Bless Coach and his family.

  10. Carl F Schaffrin July 14, 2021 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I went from Orchard Farm to Duchesne in tenth grade. Coach Always gave me the utmost respect, but also told me how it really was, and to get over it. Great lesson learned!

  11. Dan Plackemeier July 15, 2021 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Coach taught us all about so much more than football. Great friend and respected by all that were
    Lucky enough to play for him. RIP Coach!

  12. Alan Pohlman July 15, 2021 at 8:34 am - Reply

    RIP Coach Barro. Frank was a great teacher, coach and a very caring person. My life is better thanks to Coach Barro. God Bless Betty and the entire Barro Family.

  13. Jim Knoblauch July 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I will always remember the gracious help Coach Barro gave me as I became a sports broadcaster and news reporter. I can still picture him drawing out football plays on a napkin and explaining to me the best way to describe that action to a radio listener. Thanks, Coach. You were one of the great ones!

  14. Herman Lall July 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I would say that anyone who came into contact with Frank was a better person for it, he had that talent when dealing with people. I hope his family finds comfort as they look back on their years with him.

  15. Linda Darling Young July 16, 2021 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I always highly respected Coach Barro. He always had a smile for everyone and a fun sense of humor. Rest In Peace, Coach Barro. My deepest sympathy for your family.

  16. Barbara B. Dobbs July 17, 2021 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    My sympathies to Betty and family, and all those that loved Frank. A great loss of such a super guy. I worked with Frank at the original Francis Howell, and was so impressed and inspired by him as a fellow educator and coach. He was such a gentleman and respectful to me and fellow teachers and the students and a very positive influence to our department. It was a delight to work with him.

  17. Amy Origliasso July 18, 2021 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    He was a great soccer coach at FHHs loved him for his passion!

  18. Mary Meyer Rohe July 18, 2021 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Betty, Gina, Mike and Linda. Frank will be missed by so many. May God bless you and bring you peace.

  19. michelle rose July 18, 2021 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    candle 6Coach Barro was the first girls soccer coach at FHHS..i remember his enthusiasm and encouragement ..will be dearly missed

  20. Aimee ( Low ) Entwistle July 18, 2021 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Coach Barro was the first Girls Soccer coach at FHHS, He has never been forgotten! He will be missed, RIP Coach Barro, You were the Best!

  21. Paul Murphy July 19, 2021 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Coach Barro was one of the best men I have ever known. His smart toughness was a positive influence on me, my daughter, and I’m sure many students throughout his career. May God bless coach and his entire family.

  22. Richard Fohey July 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Will miss my good friend.

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