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David Barden

March 13, 1945 - December 9, 2018


Lockwood, New York

Date of Death:

December 9, 2018



Birth Date:

March 13, 1945

Birth Place:

Elmira, New York

Service Information:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY


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David Barden

David Barden, 73, of Lockwood passed away as a result of a tragic hunting accident on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital. 

He was predeceased by his parents, DeFay Barden and step mother, Bonnie.

David is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Anna Kemp Barden.

David served in the Army during the Vietnam conflict with the 101st Airborne Division, where he received a purple heart.  He was an avid outdoorsman.  Hunting was his passion and died doing what he loved.  He was the best husband to his beloved wife “Annie” for 38 years.  David enjoyed going to see his friends at Wade’s Auction on Friday nights and the stockyard.

Special thanks to Shannon and Jerry Wade at Wade’s Auction for taking care of everything for Annie and David, they have been dear friends.

A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.  Full military honors will be accorded for David on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2 PM by the Valley Color Guard at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.

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Sympathy Messages

From:  Linda Chapman
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My brother, avid sportsman and antique guy. He loved and cherished his wife annie. He will be missed by his friends at the stockyards. Rest in peace brother. Love linda

From:  Kathy Barden-Heun
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I am so saddened to hear of this tragic news. My heart goes out to Ann and all of David's family. David was a quiet man but knew how to have a good time. He was a good carpenter and craft maker. I remember when he came back from Vietnam with a bullet wound in his leg from Saigon. I was so pleased when he went to see my ex husband Gary (his brother) just hours before he died on July 3rd of this year. I don't think Jesus will play your favorite song in Heaven though. (It was Hell Fire). Love you, David, Rest in Peace. Kathy.

From:  Mary Juda Tokos
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Annie & Family—Very sorry for your loss.  I worked at your Good Ole Country Store many, many years ago.  My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

From:  Daniel Polinski
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For a Vietnam veteran with service in the 101st or 82nd, perhaps the best message at his passing would be a portion of an old "Airborne Shuffle" jogging cadence we often sang during our early morning runs:  
  "I'm gonna go to Vietnam, a place just crawlin with Viet Cong. "But no more jumpin"  said my Second Louie, "When we go in, we're going in on a Huey!"  Chopper coming down in a hot LZ, Charlie wants to get a piece of me. Ain't gonna be no piece to day, not for Charlie or the NVA!"
  Thank God we had troopers like David, who were willing to step up in difficult times when their country needed them!  
  May the Lord grant eternal peace to David, who painfully earned it by going to war.  -DMP

From:  VFW Post 1536
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Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From:  Bob hutchings
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I will miss seeing and spending time every mondsy at flea markert was a great guy he was a vet nam vet as i was one and talking about hunting ane other thinks we were doing n
ann i send my thoughts to you and for the sentless loss.
Dave had many friends a touched many hearts
Dave RIP

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