Death – Beloved community member Henry Barba passes away at age 108

Death – Obituary

Long time Santa Margarita resident Henry Barba has passed away at the age of 108.

Barba was a veteran and beloved member of the local community, growing up in Santa Margarita.

After serving in the Army during WWII, he moved back to the small town. This year, Welcome Home Military Heroes recognized Barba as the oldest living WWII veteran in California.

At the time of his death, Barba was living in a senior living center in San Luis Obispo, but could be seen mowing his lawn with his grandson every Friday.

He died around 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, which also happened to be his 81st wedding anniversary.

His nephew Ron Barba said in a Facebook post about Henry that “his wife Jude along with his deceased family members were waiting to escort him home.”

Barba is remembered in the community for his kind spirit, and of course his love for the Dodgers.

He will be deeply missed.

Close friends of Henry say the family will have a a funeral or life celebration in the spring. Memorial services are said to be announced at a later time.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.