Dannemora — Wilmer Bud Barber, 67, of Dannemora, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 21, 2004, at his residence, surrounded by loving family and friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Bud was born on Jan. 10, 1937, the son of his late parents, Ross William and Beatrice (King) Barber at the family farm at Chazy Lake.
Bud graduated from Ellenburg Central School, where he was an outstanding athlete. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, was active with the Dannemora American Legion and was an avid horseshoe player, having many awards as a member of the 1619 American Legion Club.
He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora, Out Back Riders A.T.V. Club and Lot 32 Hunting Club.
He was an enthusiastic woodworker, of which many young and old enjoyed getting his gifts. He was a longtime snowmobiler and was a strong believer that the state maintain riding trails.
Bud worked for Bailey's Ford in Dannemora for many years, then for the Village of Dannemora as superintendent and retired from the Town of Dannemora as supervisor due to ill health.
He was united in marriage to Jane M. Whalen on Feb. 15, 1958, at St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg and enjoyed 46 years of marriage at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Barber; four children, James and April Barber of Dannemora, Tammy and Christopher Munn of Carlisle, Pa., Pamela and John O'Neill of Chateaugay and Mary and Tony Tetreault of Dannemora; eight and one-half grandchildren, Ryan and Christopher Munn of Carlisle, Pa., Lindsay, Kaitlyn and Eric O'Neill of Chateaugay, Brandon and Devin Barber of Dannemora and Alexandra Tetreault of Dannemora.
He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony Tony and Phyllis Barber of Malone and Howard Pete and Mary Laura Barber of Chazy Lake.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the E.F. Drown Funeral Service in Ellenburg Depot. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday from St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.