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John D. Barker, Jr.

May 26, 1926 September 4, 2010
John D. Barker, Jr.
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St. Albans – John Barker, Jr., 84, a long-time Vermont educator, community leader, volunteer, outdoorsman and family man, passed away, Saturday, September 4, 2010, at the Northwestern Medical Center. Born on May 26, 1926, John was the son of the late Major General John D. Barker and Lula W. Barker. His wife, Marjorie (Hale) Barker, preceded him in death on August 6, 2004. John served in the armed forces during the occupation of Germany, returning to UVM to earn degrees in Chemistry and Education. He then became a teacher, principal and school superintendent throughout Northern Vermont until his retirement. He loved summers on Lake Champlain, fishing, boating and enjoying the family cottage. John leaves four children, Mary, John III, Stephen and Susan and several grand and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Church Street. Interment will be in the family lot in St. Albans Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the St. Albans Area Watershed Association, P.O. Box 1567, St. Albans, VT 05478. Messages of condolence are welcome at Assisting the Barker family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans.

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