Dr. Walther M. BARNARD
Male 1937 - 2010

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    Birth  30 May 1937  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jan 2010  Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Stroke 
    Obituary  3 Jan 2010  Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Observer 
    • Dr. Walther M. Barnard

      POSTED: January 3, 2010

      Dr. Walther M. Barnard, Professor of Geosciences and Mace Bearer, and former chair of the Department ofGeosciences at SUNY Fredonia died 1 January, 2010 after a brief illness.

      Born in 1937 in Hartford, Connecticut, he was 72 years old.

      Dr. Barnard joined the Fredonia Geology Department (later renamed Geosciences) faculty in 1964, serving a total of 45 years. He was also an affiliate member of the Department of Geology, University of Hawaii at Hilo. Receiving his Ph.D. in Mineralogy at the Pennsylvania State University in 1965, Dr. Barnard taught courses in Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Physical Geology, Meteorology, and Earth Science.

      During his career, Dr. Barnard published 47 professional monographs and oral presentations at Fredonia and was a member of 33 professional societies. Dr. Barnard's extensive field and laboratory studies of the Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes led to the publication of a three-volume sourcebook on the history of eruptions and explorations of Mauna Loa, and a comprehensive book devoted to the Hawaiian island of Kaho'olawe. He also published 53 articles on Barnard family history, the fruition of an avid personal interest in genealogy.

      As the longest serving active faculty member at SUNY Fredonia, Dr. Barnard was appointed to the status of "Mace Bearer" by SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner in 2007.

      Dr. Barnard was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur R. and Florence Barnard, Sr. He is survived by two sisters, Arlene (Anthony) Parlapiano and Louise J. (Moose) Hamilton, and two brothers, Arthur R. Barnard, Jr. and S. Edward Barnard as well as several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his extended family David J. (Theresa) Pacos, Jason (Jaclyn) Pacos, Amy Pacos, Joshua Pacos, Ronald M. (Debra) Pacos, Sarah (Christopher) Pacos, Albin E. (Jacqueline) Pacos, and Julianne V.(Nicholas) DiLorenzo. No visitation will be held. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walther M. Barnard Scholarship Fund through the SUNY Fredonia College Foundation. Arrangements by the Newman Funeral Home in Dunkirk.

      http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/534171.html?nav=5008
    Obituary  4 Jan 2010  Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Campus Report 
    • Dr. Walther Barnard: Geosciences Professor

      Monday, January 04, 2010

      [Photo caption:] Walther Barnard carries the Mace at Commencement

      The SUNY Fredonia campus received a great loss to start the new year with the sudden passing on January 1 of Dr. Walther M. Barnard, Professor of Geosciences and former chair of the department.

      Dr. Barnard joined the faculty at Fredonia in 1964. As the longest serving active faculty member on campus, Dr. Barnard served as the official commencement "Mace Bearer" since 2001, a distinction he held with great pride, respect and humility. He was recently honored for 45 years of teaching and service to the campus at a special ceremony in the spring of 2009.

      The family has requested that memorials in his name be made to the Walther M. Barnard Scholarship Fund, c/o Fredonia College Foundation, 272 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY 14063.

      To honor his memory, the campus will lower its flags to half staff on the first day of classes, Monday, January 25.

      In photo at right: Dr. Barnard leads the faculty processional into Commencement 2009, flanked by State Senator Catharine Young and Fredonia President Dennis L. Hefner.
    _STAT  Never Married 
    Person ID  I3468  Barnard
    Last Modified  07 Mar 2010 
     
  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 May 1937 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Stroke - 1 Jan 2010 - Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Observer - 3 Jan 2010 - Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Campus Report - 4 Jan 2010 - Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos Dr. Walther M. Barnard
    This undated photo was published with Dr. Walther Barnard's obituary in The Observer.
    Dr. Walther M. Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads the faculty processional into Commencement 2009, flanked by State Senator Catharine Young and Fredonia President Dennis L. Hefner. Published with obituary on SUNY Fredonia Web site.
     
  • Notes 
    • (Medical):He had a stroke at Christmas, and died from another one a week later.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S134] The Observer, New York. Dunkirk., (http://www.observertoday.com/: 07 Mar 2010), "Dr. Walther M. Barnard," 3 Jan 2010, online archives (http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/534171.html?nav=5008 : accessed 7 Mar 2010). (Reliability: 0), 7 Mar 2010.

    2. [S135] Campus Report, New York. Fredonia., (http://ww2.fredonia.edu/news/: 4 Jan 2010), "Dr. Walther Barnard: Geosciences Professor," 4 Jan 2010, online archives (http://ww2.fredonia.edu/news/BrowseallNews/tabid/1101/ctl/ArticleView/mid/1878/articleId/2070/language/en-US/Dr-Walther-Barnard-Geosciences-Professor.aspx : accessed 7 Mar 2010). (Reliability: 0), 7 Mar 2010.


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