Barry C. Detwiler Of Charlotte C.H. Dies February 12

Published 1:35 pm Monday, August 16, 2010

CHARLOTTE CH, Feb. 19 – Barry Clinton Detwiler was born on June 20, 1941 in Greensburg, PA, and died on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at home in Charlotte Court House.

He is survived by his 90-year-old father, Albert C. Detwiler and two sisters, Susan (Stephen) Babbitz of Orange, CT and Marcia (Thomas) Scupin of Tucson, AZ; four aunts, Mary Lou Caruso of Prescott, AZ, Doris (Julian) Palien of Weaverville, NC, Jo Ann Leyh of Jeannette, PA and Alverda Skidmore of Cresson, PA; two nieces, Mara (Kenneth) Ginsberg of Woodbridge, CT and Rebecca (Michael) Shapiro of Ronkonkoma, NY; two nephews, David Babbitz of Bethany, CT and Christopher Riley of Tucson, AZ; and 14 first cousins. He is also survived by his former wife, Marie (DeMarco) Detwiler of Pompton Lakes, NJ.

His mother, Joan, passed away in 1997.

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Barry attended elementary school in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC area and Frederick, MD, where he also graduated high school. He attended Cornell University (NY), Thiel College (PA), and after four years in the Navy, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ). He held a B.S. degree in Physics and an MBA degree. During his career he was on staff of headquarters, The National Association of Professional Engineers and an engineer at JVC, where he was involved in the development of the first VCR. Barry also taught computer engineering at a computer college in New Jersey. Also in New Jersey, he created and published a newspaper (The Local Paper, Inc.), an activity he continued in the Keysville area. He was a published author and authority on many scientific subjects.

Barry made friends easily and loved to expound on his scientific theories. He played the harmonica well and was an animal lover, especially cats, which he owned and otherwise fed. He was most recently employed by Kroger in Farmville where he was known as “BEAR” to his friends. Barry was always open to discussions on religion and theology.

His cremains will be buried in The Detwiler Family Plot in Jeannette, PA. Gifts in his memory would be welcomed at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Shelter, 7352 Patrick Henry Hwy., Green Bay, VA 23942. Send notes/cards of sympathy to: Albert C. Detwiler, 6925 Paseo San Andres, Tucson, AZ 85710.