Evan Tom Barrington, 84, passed away at home surrounded by his family. Evan was born in New York City, on December 5, 1928, son of Victor Barrington and Gwenyth Carr-Harris Barrington. His father died shortly after Evans birth. His mother raised him in Ontario, Canada. He graduated high school from Upper Canada College in Toronto, and moved to New York City to attend Columbia University with a full scholarship, where he soon met Helene Randall Parker at a Sadie Hawkins Dance. They were married his sophomore year on June 1, 1949 at the Church of Our Saviour in Brookline. Upon graduation from Columbia with a BA and MBA in 1952, he joined Burroughs Corporation in their very first computer marketing department. Over his 35 year career, he worked in Boston, Detroit, Switzerland, Newark, and Wall Street before returning to Massachusetts and given the opportunity of early retirement at 57 years old. Married 64 years, Evan and Helene were almost inseparable as they moved from place to place. They loved traveling together in the spring and fall, skiing New Hampshire in the winter, and spending the summers on Pochet Island off of East Orleans; they proudly visited every continent except Antarctica. Evan always kept busy with his model airplanes, stamp collection, or his extensive model railroad. He loved to tinker with old engines and spend time in his shop in the living room. He could fix almost anything, on Pochet Island Evan used his skills to fix a 1954 Jeep, a solar lighting system, his lightning sailboat, and many other projects. Through all o f his accomplishments and hobbies, Evan always found time to spend with family and friends and was always generous with his time to help those who needed it. Those left to honor his memory include his wife and four children; Lynn McCleary and her husband Bob, Nancy Crewdson and her husband Dick, and Tom Barrington and his wife Linda, and Brian Barrington and his wife Mary Jane . He also leaves behind 8 cherished grandchildren and 1 great grandchild (with 2 more on the way). Family and friends are welcome to celebrate his life a t the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2013. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The family kindly requests no flowers; instead memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit or to
. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
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Published in The Cape Codder from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, 2013