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Jan.13, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 7


Edward Theodore Barker ’53

Published in the Jan.13, 2010, issue

Ted, who always planned to be a doctor yet majored in English at Princeton, died Sept. 21, 2009, of cancer at his seasonal home in Bruce, Wis., while listening to his beloved St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

Ted passed away five months after his double first cousin Ben Edwards died. His first wife, Rosemary, died in 1990.

Ted prepared at St. Louis Country Day School. At Princeton, he played squash for four years and baseball for two, dined at Tower Club, and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Washington University School of Medicine, where he also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and service as a captain in the Army Medical Corps, he practiced pediatrics for over 40 years.

Upon his retirement, Ted and his wife, Julia, lived a rustic life in a log cabin Ted built on the Flambeau River in northern Wisconsin. Winter was spent in Jupiter, Fla., where the couple could watch the Cards in pre-season training.

Ted is survived by Julia; his brothers, William S. ’56 and Nicholas P. ’59; five children; four stepchildren; and 20 grandchildren. Donations may be made to Bethany Christian Services, 7520 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119. Ted, a gentle, quiet man, has gone from this life to meet his Lord and Savior.

The Class of 1953

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