David George Barney Sr.
MILLERTON — David George Barney Sr., 69, born Nov. 18, 1942, went peacefully to heaven Jan. 17, 2012.Raised in Darien, Conn., by his beloved parents, Frederick and Harriet, David left Connecticut to serve in the U. S. Navy on an aircraft carrier and sailed around the world, after which he settled in this area. He loved to take walks through the woods, go fishing and play golf. He was a former member of the Sharon Masonic Lodge and a volunteer for the Millerton Fire Department. He played pedal steel guitar with a local country band for many years, until he discovered bluegrass. Dave loved to play bluegrass music with his many friends. An incredible musician, he played bluegrass banjo, guitar and mandolin. Everybody who knew David loved him. He will be greatly missed. “May His Memory Be Eternal!” In addition to his mother, Harriet, he is survived by his wife, Linda Kattuah; his children, Tammy Cooper and her husband, Rob, Carrie Olsen and her husband, Chad, David Jr. and his wife, Heather, Brian and youngest son, Joseph Barney; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother, Alan F. Barney and his wife, Carol, and their children; and his brother, Carl H. Barney and his wife, Anita. He was predeceased by his son, Michael; and by his father, Frederick. A celebration of his life was held at the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon on Jan. 20. A funeral service was held at the Sharon Congregation Church on Jan. 21. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan.