BARBER--Charles. The Rockefeller University community mourns the passing of our cherished friend Charles F. Barber. An esteemed and longtime member of The Rockefeller University Council, Charles was a philanthropist of generosity and distinction and an enlightened partner in the struggle against human illness. He was deeply committed to advancing research and education, embracing important health, science, and education initiatives at The Rockefeller University and many other institutions. We celebrate a life remarkably well lived, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his daughter, Dr. Ann Barber, and the entire Barber family. David Rockefeller, Honorary Chair Richard M. Furlaud, Chairman Emeritus Peter A. Flaherty, RU Council Chair Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 9, 2012