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Barry Leon Lunt
updated: Jun 14, 2012, 10:00 AM
By Edhat Subscriber
Barry Leon Lunt, born March 12, 1958 in Plattsburgh, New York passed away,
peacefully, with family by his side, music in his soul, and love in his heart at
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Monday morning, June 4, 2012.
Barry's family moved to Santa Barbara from New York when he was a young teen.
He graduated from Santa Barbara High School and later found his passion for
computer science at UC Santa Cruz where he made many lifelong friends and met
his wife, Donna West.
After countless adventures throughout northern California and beyond, the two
returned to settle in Barry's hometown of Santa Barbara where they raised their
three children. Barry worked as a software engineer for several companies
including ACC/Ericsson and most recently held the position of Vice President of
Engineering at Santa Barbara Infrared. Many young engineers considered Barry to
be their mentor and inspiration.
Barry's love of life and adventure will forever be remembered by his family and
friends. Many remember fond times spent with him hiking, surfing, skiing,
golfing (argh!), sailing, camping and enjoying concerts.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Morgan, Aaron, and Emily; brother,
Andrew (Eve); sisters, Paula (Richard), Michelle (K.C.) and Taylor; and father,
Leon (Joyce). Barry's mother, Martha Phenix (Ted) predeceased him.
A memorial service is planned for August. Friends may contact the family for
We would like to thank the incredible people who work at Santa Barbara Cottage
Hospital, especially the amazing staff on "6 Central" for their loving care over
the years, Hospice of Santa Barbara, Visiting Nurses & Coram Infusion Services.
Very special thanks go to Doctors Margaret Ray and John Petrini, the team whose
tireless care and devotion to Barry was truly beyond compare... and always based
In Barry's memory, please simply keep giving the "love...love...love..." and
kindness we've received in recent times; that's the greatest legacy. <3
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