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William P. Barba II ’44

Published in Sept. 13, 2000, issue

Bill Barba, a former dean and v.p. of Temple U medical school, died on May 20, 2000, in his home in Jenkintown, Pa., where he had lived for 36 years. His father, Philip, was in the Class of '17.

At Princeton, Bill was a member of Colonial Club and rowed crew. He studied medicine at the U. of Pennsylvania, served in the navy with the rank of lt. j.g., and completed his pediatric residency at the U. of Illinois. His medical practice was in Germantown until he moved into medical education, first as director at United Hospitals of Newark, and then at Temple U. He was an examiner for the American Board of Pediatrics and published frequently.

Bill was active with the Rotary Club and many professional and civic organizations, including the Princeton Club of Philadelphia; he was an avid sailor.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie "Ducky" Canby Barba, his sons, Randolph '75, William P. III, and Philip, and his daughter, Katharine. To them, and to his eight grandchildren, the class sends its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1944

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