David H. Barnhouse

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Age 87, died on October 1, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara after a brief illness. He was surrounded by family. Born in Philadelphia on May 17, 1929, David was the third child of the Reverend Donald Grey Barnhouse and Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse. He was raised in Philadelphia and Doylestown, PA, educated at home by his grandmother, and spent time as a child in Europe and Cuba. He attended Harvard College, graduating in 1949, and went on to medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. In 1952 he married Mary Alice Young. They settled in Rochester, NY where he did an internship and a residency in general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. In 1962, he became a medical missionary with the Presbyterian church and moved his family to India where he taught surgery at the Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, Punjab. In 1969, he returned to the United States, where he did a second residency in urology in Pittsburgh, PA. He maintained a private practice there until he retired in 1993. After retirement from medicine, he became an ordained Episcopal priest and assisted at the Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh. In 2002 he and Mary Alice moved to Santa Barbara where he continued working as a volunteer chaplain at Cottage Hospital until 2011. His interests included travel, choral music and opera, jigsaw puzzles, biblical teaching, and readers' theater. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Alice Barnhouse, three children, and four grandchildren. We will miss his keen intellect, warm humor, and deep love. There will be a memorial service at some date in the future. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: The Samarkand Benevolence Fund, 2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Oct. 5 to Oct. 9, 2016