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Local storyteller Billy Barwald passes away at 97


By Sandy Arpen

Mandarin lost a legend when Montifiore William “Billy” Barwald passed away in May at the age of 97. He  had been a member of the community since electricity and paved roads first came to Mandarin and his father moved their two-story house by river barge from Riverside to Mandarin and then rolled it down Loretto Road on logs.