Richard "Dick" G. Barber, 69, of Enfield, died peacefully on Thursday (March 27, 2008). Born in Campbell Hall, New York on July 16, 1938, Dick was the son of the late Mary "Mickey" (Stage) Barber. A longtime resident of Manchester, Dick moved to Enfield eight years ago. Dick was self-employed in Printing Equipment Sales. He was a member of the American Mensa Limited, and was a charter member of Connecticut Parachuting, Inc., in Ellington having served as an F.A.I. judge in style, accuracy, canopy, and relative work. Dick was an accomplished skydiver, having completed over two thousand jumps and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also an honorary member of the Golden Knights. He is survived by his five children, Richard Barber and his wife MaryAnn of Windsor, Robert Barber and his wife Victoria of Windsor, David Barber and his wife Lori of Cromwell, William Barber of Mooresville, NC and Diane Costner and her husband Darryl of Enfield; his former wife, Bertha (Jarvis) Sanzaro of East Hampton; his brother, Paul Barber of Altoona, AL; eight grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Barber, Phillip and Nicole Costner, Joseph and Emily Barber and Jessica and Christopher Barber; and a great granddaughter, Alisa Barber. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Barber. Dick's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 30, from 2-5 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road. A private funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Parachuting, Inc., P.O. Box 507, Ellington, CT 06029 or the American Heart Association
, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492. For additional information, directions or to extend an online expression of sympathy, please visit: www.leetestevens.com.