David G. Barber passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Beaumont Care Facility in Westborough, MA. He was 74 years old. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 12, 1944, the son of George and Joan Barber. He is survived by his wife, Audrey C. Barber, and siblings, Susan Herr and Paul Barber. His nephews include Samuel Herr; Ian and Alec Barber; and Jason and Aaron Schweinsberg.
He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served his country in the Navy Seabees, with a tour in Vietnam from November 1968 to September 1969, receiving an honorable discharge in 1978.
He married Audrey Schweinsberg on April 28, 1973, and they enjoyed 45 wonderful years together. David had a fulfilling career as a project engineer and manager, working for companies in Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts.
Before and after retirement, he indulged his deep love for the outdoors by frequent hikes on the Appalachian Trail. He was President of the American Canal Society for a dozen years, and spent many hours as a rail trail volunteer with the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park. He leaves behind a long trail of footprints from his multiple projects, such as building a canal boat, clearing pathways and erecting information stations.
His funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St Milford Ma.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701