Today, we celebrate the life of Mr. Dave Barr, long-time Saint James coach, athletic director, and faculty member. Mr. Barr passed away last week at the age of 92.
Mr. Barr arrived at Saint James in 1948 after graduating from Dartmouth College. He coached football from 1948 to 1973, baseball from 1948 to 1954 and was the school's Athletic Director from 1965 to 1993. He also taught a variety of classes, including mathematics, history, English and Spanish. He retired in 1994.
Mr. Barr and his wife Betty were fixtures on the Saint James campus for six decades, and served as surrogate parents to many of our students. Mrs. Barr began working on campus in 1951, and was awarded the school's Exceptional Service Award in 2007.
The family has requested that gifts be made to Saint James School to the Dave and Betty Barr Scholarship Fund.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon him.