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Death Notice

Feb. 15, 1951
Death:  Mar. 30, 2007

Husband of Maria Estella (Carmona) Barckley. Son of Marvin Alan and Margaret Gwendolyn (Roberts) Barckley.

Jeffrey Owen Barckley
Died on March 30,2007 succumbing to brain cancer at the age of 56. He leaves behind Estella, his wife of 18 years, son Brendan, brother Kendall, cousins in Illinois and Wales UK, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jeff was born in Des Moines, IA and lived in Huntington, NY from the age of 9 through high school graduation. Following graduation from Swarthmore College, he began employment with IBM where he served a variety of positions during a 34-year career. His last position was Worldwide Sales Executive for storage solutions, based in San Jose, CA.

Jeff was active in Boy Scouts in Gilroy and the band parent suport group at Valley Christian High School and loved old cars. He taught Bible studies and served as a deacon and elder at San Jose Christian Reformed Church.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4, 2007 from 5pm to 9 pm at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary,466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral services on Thursday April 5,1007 10:00 am at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, with interment following at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, 48800 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont. 

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06/05/13 09:50 PM #1    

Steven Ojalvo (Rood-Ojalvo)

I did not know Jeff well, but couldn't help knowing him some. Swarthmore is small, and engineering within even more so. Jeff was smart, of course, and fun-loving. One funny thing I remember about him is that he wore his underwear inside out. He said why put the rough side against your skin -- unconventional yet sensible. Right out of college he entered into a management training program at IBM where his assignments alternated between line and staff so that he could get experience with both. He told me that IBM stood for "I've Been Moved" as these assignments were all over the country. 

What surprised me most, but probably shouldn't have, was his devotion to public service and his church. He was involved in Boy Scouts and other youth service organizations even before he married and had a child of his own, unlike me. Once he moved away from Philadelphia I never saw him again, but I will miss him nevertheless.

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