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Robert N. Barker

March 19, 1925 -
April 12, 2013

Robert Newell Barker passed away peacefully on April 12, 2013 in the comfort of his wife of 66 years, Barbara. Bob, a resident of Palos Verdes, is survived by wife, Barbara; sons , Christopher, David, and Gary; and daughter, Robin Gardner; grandchildren, Jasper and Maggie; and children's spouses, Beverly, Linda, Jan, and Jim. Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, he graduated as an ensign in 1946. While at the Academy, he met Barbara ("Bobbie") Ackerman of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. They married in Rosemont, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1946. Bob taught Sunday School, and was an active participant in Project Mexico, RPV Men's Breakfast Club, and the Boy Scouts. Bob never knew a stranger, and anyone in his sphere soon felt like a treasured friend. His optimism, wit, and keen sense of comic timing were legendary. Services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 6410 PV Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com /obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 23, 2013
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