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Dwight Barker

Dwight Barker

Dwight Griswold Barker passed away May 31, 2013, in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 49.

A casual service to celebrate Dwight’s life will be at 1 p.m., June 20, 2013, at Orinda Country Club (315 Camino Sobrante).

Dwight (or Griz) was born on June 29, 1963, at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, Calif. He graduated from Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Calif. (1982). He received a bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon (1986) and MBA from Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. (1989).

Griz broke a long-standing Cal Barker tradition and attended Oregon to ensure that at least one Dwight Barker in the family would enjoy winning a Rose Bowl every 50 years or so.

Dwight and Carly Ebenstein married in 1993 and divorced in 2012.

They lived happily in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, Calif., for more than 15 years and also enjoyed their second home in Sea Ranch, Calif. Dwight enjoyed a successful Silicon Valley career in product management roles for tech companies such as Neon Software, Cisco, Network Physics, and EMC.

Dwight loved sports, the outdoors, and taking the road less travelled. He ran track and played football in high school and played rugby in graduate school and beyond.

Dwight enjoyed many great times with family and friends at his parent’s vacation home at Northstar at Tahoe, which he helped build. He made lifelong friends at Walton’s Grizzly Lodge in the High Sierras as a camper and counselor.

Dwight recently spent two years in Argentina, travelling and learning Spanish. After Argentina, he settled in Grass Valley and helped establish Delfino LLC.

Dwight was kind, smart, funny and adventurous. He will be dearly missed. He was a proud uncle to Sofia and Ricardo Barker of Piedmont and Katelin and Keira Barker of Pleasanton, Calif., and godfather to Kelly Maguire and Sofia Barker.

He is survived by his parents Dwight L. and Nancy T. Barker; and brothers Richard T. (eresa) and Thompson W. Barker (Kimberly).

Please donate in Dwight’s memory to National Psoriasis Foundation (psoriasis.org).


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