On November 27, 2001 after a courageous battle against liver cancer. He served as a Systems Specialist at USA Today, helping editorial staff adapt to new software and technology. Prior to joining USA Today in 1995, Mr. Barton had a long career with the Gannett Company including the Saratogian in New York as a reporter in 1967 to 1968 and as a reporter, copy editor, and news editor at the Montgomery Journal from 1974 to 1987. He joined the Times Journal Company at Army Times and Springfield Offset in 1988. Prior to working for Gannett, he was a senior technical editor for the Nuclear Utility Service. Following a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Barton served as an on-air radio reporter before receiving his degree from Beloit College. He also was the President of POW! Graphics, a computer design company. Mr. Barton leaves behind his wife Bryna Shore Fraser and daughter, Jessica Fraser of Arlington, VA; mother Wilma Barton of Springfield, MO; sisters Barbara Brown of Alma, OK, Janet Tomberlin of Curritiba, Brazil and Judy Eckles of Los Angeles, CA. Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of his life on Saturday, December 8, 2001 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1719 Greenbrier St., Arlington, VA 22205. Donations in Mr. Barton's memory may be made to The Halquist Memorial Inpatient Hospice Center, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington, VA 22205, the National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223, or the charity of your choice.