of Maumelle, AR
May 21, 1927 - April 6, 2021
Bernard ''Barney'' Sahene, 93, of Maumelle, Arkansas passed away on April 6, 2021. Barney was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Susan and Leo Sahene.On August 21, 1948, Barney married the love of his life, Margurite Smeltz. They celebrated 73 wonderful years of marriage together. Barney and Margurite raised six children; Bernadette Hurst, Carole Derby, Phil Sahene, John Sahene, Jim Sahene and Lisa Hamilton.Barney is survived by his wife, Margurite; brother, Emmanuel Sahene, sisters; Vera Zikmund; Margaret Devore and Helen Bozik, all six children, Bernadette and Don Hurst; Carole and Allen Derby; Phil and Donna Sahene; John and Ruth Sahene; Jim and Paula Sahene and Lisa and Ben Hamilton; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.Barney lived an extraordinary life. He was very dedicated to his country, family, community and church.Barney served in the US Army during World War II. In addition to serving his country, he was very proud of the American Flag. In fact, anyone who visited his home on Braeswood Place in Maumelle could clearly see the flag hanging proudly in front of his home. He even convinced many of his neighbors to do the same, thus causing Braeswood Place to became known as the street of flags thanks to his devotion to and pride for his country.Barney was certainly the patriarch of his family. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren loved and admired him. He was always quick to give advice and provide guidance and help to anyone in his family.Barney also loved his community. He was always willing to talk with anyone and made friends with everyone he met. He served as President of the Maumelle Country Club for a number of years. He also volunteered with Hope Alliance in Maumelle where he helped give food to those in need. On Sundays, Barney would bring flowers to the residents of Audubon Pointe to brighten their day. Barney and Margurite are members of the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle and have been for over thirty years. They spent many years growing close relationships with other members of the church and contributed where they saw the need.Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle on Tuesday, April 13th at 10 AM. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you send any donations to First United Methodist Church, 1201 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113. Pallbearers are Chad Privett, Jordan Privett, Brian Sahene, Austin Sahene, Josh Watson, and Madison Leonard. Honorary pallbearers include Justin Hurst, Reece Hancock, Derik Green and Jake Sluder.
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As a friend of Jordan Privett, it is my honor to salute a fellow Veteran, and a hero to this nation at its Hardest time. God Bless you, SSg. We never met in life, but i am looking forward to the time we meet in formation to the armies of Heaven.AATW
Dear Margurite and Family,I will forever remember Barney's quick wit, kindness and friendliness to all those in his presence. He always seemed to illuminate joy and will be greatly missed by many. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.With much love,Carolyn
Dearest Mrs Sahene & Family,Our love and prayers are with you all. Though our visits were precious and few over the recent years we treasure the times we spent together fondly. Mr Sahene was an incredibly kind and loving man. His spirit and graciousness are reflected in the beautiful family legacy he leaves behind, along with all the acts of kindness. Thinking of you and praying for peace. Lots of Love & hugs, The Plourde Family
Dear Margurite & family, I am so sorry to hear about Barney, he will always be one of my favorite people. I first met You & Barney at church, and Barney asked if I wanted to sit with you and your family for the service, and I did, and I think from that week on I sat with & felt like a part of your family. Over time we realized how much we had in common, a love of Jesus, and family, we had Pennsylvania roots, Were Steelers fans, and how important friends, church and community really are. Barney had such strength of character, a great personality, and was a great example for all of us. He always talked about how fortunate he was to have you share your life with him, and how amazing the kids, grandkids and great grandchildren were to him. He touched so many, through his kindness, sweet smile, and service to all. We love both of you. Prayers for you and the family. Love Jim & Tracie
Dear Margurite and family, Barney was such a special person in my life and I am grateful that I knew him. He was truly a servant to all those he came in contact with. I will forever remember his generosity, kindness and compassion for so many. His smile would light up my day and his stories kept me spellbound. My prayers are with you sweet Margurite. What a beautiful life you both created. All my love-Beth McElroy