Rose Ann Barbarite, 73, electrical engineerRose Ann...

January 09, 1998

Rose Ann Barbarite, 73, electrical engineer

Rose Ann Barbarite, a former electrical engineer and Peace Corps member, died of respiratory failure Saturday at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 73 and had lived in Columbia since 1969.

The former Rose Ann Longnecker, a native of El Paso, Texas, earned a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in the 1940s and joined the Radio Corporation of America in Camden, N.J.

She married Robert A. Barbarite in 1947 and they settled in New TTC York City. She eventually stopped working to raise four children.

From 1985 to 1987, she was a member of the Peace Corps and taught at a high school in Belize in Central America.

She became a licensed amateur radio operator in 1957 and was active in several radio clubs. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, the Red Cross and Howard County schools.

She was a communicant of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Route 108 in Clarksville, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. today.

Mr. Barbarite died in the early 1980s. She is survived by two sons, Robert M. Barbarite of Marriottsville and Anthony Barbarite of Fresno, Calif.; two daughters, Ann Marie Sparks of Visalia, Calif., and Linda Lucas of Portland, Ore.; a brother, William Donald Longnecker of Covington, La.; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/09/98

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