Barse, J. Joseph

May 17, 2006

J. Joseph Barse, 81 of Cambridge, MD, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late George P. and Margaret Ethel Wheatley Barse, and was a sixth-generation Washingtonian. Mr. Barse was a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law School. He was a member of the D.C. Bar and the Maryland Bar, and practiced law for over 50 years. He was a Past President of the D.C. Bar and of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Barse was as an Active Life Member of the Ocean City Light Tackle Club, where he was an angler, the club historian, and a long time author of the OCLTC Newsletter. He was a competitive golfer and captain of the golf team in high school and college, and won numerous awards including the Columbia Country Club Championship in 1947. Mr. Barse was a life member of the Columbia Country Club. He is survived by his daughter, Ann M. Barse and her husband, Joseph A. Byrne, Jr. of Cambridge, MD; a son, John "Jack" Barse Jr. and his wife, Judith of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren: Alexandra A. Barse and John Thomas Barse both of Washington, DC; a brother: George R. Barse of Rockville, MD; nephews, William Barse of Hampstead, MD; Thomas Barse of Hyattstown, MD; James Barse of Silver Spring, MD; and Robert Barse of Manassas, VA. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Richard Barse. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. Mary's Refuge of Sinner's Catholic Church in Cambridge, Maryland at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 3, 2006. Immediately following the Mass, there will be a catered reception. There is also a reception on Friday May 19 at Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, from 4 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home, 4901 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20782. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit www.delmarvaobits.com to send condolences to the family.

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