Philip E. Barber
Philip E. Barber
  • December 14, 1937 - April 30, 2017
  • Fairfax, Virginia

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The Rev. Canon Dr. PHILIP ERNEST BARBER, III (age 79) On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the home of his son in South Riding, Virginia, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law.

Survived by his beloved and loving wife Diane Capetz Barber, of Fairfax, VA; his sister Virginia Westmoreland, of Sugarland, TX; his son and daughter-in-law Piet and Stacy Barber, of South Riding, VA; his daughter Deborah Barber and son-in-law Adam Rasmussen of Arlington, VA; his grandchildren James, Cecilia, Joshua, and Joseph Barber; and Sage and Kai Rasmussen.

Born in Houston, Texas on December 14, 1937, Phil identified as a Texan throughout his years of living in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Graduate of Tyler High School, Tyler, TX; Rice University, Houston, TX; Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT; Naval War College, Washington DC, and Ph. D. from Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN. Religion, Philosophy, and Military Science Subject Cataloger at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, for 30 years; adjunct instructor in Religion and Philosophy at the Virginia Campus of the Valley Forge Christian College. Priest and chaplain in the Episcopal Church; later priest in the Anglican Catholic Church; and finally canon in the Episcopal Missionary Church, Diocese of the East.

A scholarship fund in Phil's memory has been established at the University of Valley Forge, Virginia Campus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The Rev. Canon Dr. Philip Barber, III Scholarship Fund
University of Valley Forge - Virginia Campus
13909 Smoketown Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192