Stephen Alan Barre
Stephen Alan Barre
  • October 19, 1938 - August 30, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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BARRE, Stephen Alan, 78 of Tampa passed away on August 30, 2017. He was born in Brattleboro, VT to Ernest and Gladys Barre. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Evelyn. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara; children, Christopher Barre (Lisa) of Connecticut, David Barre of California, and Robin Barre (Souhail) of Tampa; brother, James Barre (Carol) of North Carolina; brother-in-law Stuart Schram (Diana) of Ohio; grandchildren, Justin and Shannon; and many nieces and nephews. Stephen attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and subsequently took his MBA from Harvard University. He served for many years on the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer. After serving as lieutenant in the US Air Force, in 1965 he joined Systems Research Laboratories (Dayton, OH). In 1982, he joined the board of directors of Servo Corp of America (Hicksville, NY). He became Servo’s president and chairman in 1984 and served out the remainder of his career there. Stephen enjoyed singing and was an avid sailor and sports fan. A long time resident of Long Island, NY, he moved to the Tampa Bay area this past February. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Vermont. Online condolences can be made at Memorial donations may be made to Reunion Class of 1960 Scholarship in memory of Stephen Barre. You may mail a check to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3164, Boston, MA 02241-3164 or give online at