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Ezekiel Cowgill Barnard

Derby Line, VT

Ezekiel Cowgill Barnard of Derby Line, VT passed away at his home October 5, 2015. He was born on May 8, 1921 in Woodside, DE, the son of Ezekiel Cowgill and Pauline (Warrington) Barnard. He served in World War II in the 12th Marines 3rd Division, making beachheads in Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima. He was decorated with a Medal and Commendation for his valor in Guam; his unit was pinned down by a fierce enemy sniper attack and he took it upon himself to leave his encampment and extinguish the attack saving the lives of his entire encampment. He earned his BA degree in accounting at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He married Gloria Williams on December 7, 1945 and they had four sons: Ezekiel III, Barry, Corey, and Robert. They were married for 24 years. On January 2, 1947 Ezekiel opened the first coin-operated Laundromat (and five more) in Delaware. Ezekiel was the captain of his own chartered sport fishing yacht, "Sudsy." He was known as one of the most productive and competitive Captain's on the entire East Coast. Ezekiel married Patricia Ann Wilson on December 30, 1972. They were married for 26 years. Ezekiel and Patricia sport fished on the "Sudsy" between Ocean City, Md. and Key West, FL. Later they moved to Lowell, VT. He was a 32nd Degree Mason (joined in 1961), a Shriner, and long-time member of the Blue Lodge. Ezekiel loved fishing, hunting, playing cards, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his children Ezekiel C. Barnard the III of Maryland, Barry W. Barnard of Idaho, Corey D. (Cathy) Barnard of Idaho, Robert N. Barnard of West Virginia, and Carol Lynn DeLaBruere of Maryland; grandchildren David Barnard, Arin Meinschein, Rebekah Rynearson, Jake Barnard, Amber Allen, April Biesecker, Robert Barnard, Daniel Culver, and Stephanie Carter. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, brother John Barnard, and sister Pauline Anderson.

A graveside service will be held at the Grace Lawn Cemetery in New Castle, DE at 10 a.m. on Saturday October 10, 2015. Arrangements are under the direction of Curtis Britch Funeral Home, VT. in Newport, VT.



Published in The News Journal on Oct. 8, 2015
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