April 30, 1920 – July 1, 2012
“Barney” died of natural causes in Bend, Oregon. He was the son of Elizabeth Staab Duberow and Frederick Casper Duberow of Erie, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rosanna Irene Duberow (Burgess), their four children, Gerry (wife, Christy, Lucas, Eli, Cole), Fred (wife, Becky, Bryan, Peter, Jenny), Marianne (husband, Gordan, Katie), and Robin (wife, Carol, Jane), as well as 11 great grandchildren and his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Smith and brother, Paul Duberow.
Barney graduated in forestry from the University of Michigan and completed graduate studies in forestry at the University of Idaho in Moscow and the University of California Berkley. Barney had a great love for the outdoors, and love of family and friends. As a young man, one of Barney’s fondest memories was riding his single speed bicycle around all of the Great Lakes, a trek of over 1,500 miles with his buddy, Bob Hayes.
During WWII, Barney worked on a war mapping project in Southern California and helped create the first accurate topographic maps for that area for the War Department. Barney had a distinguished career with the U.S. Forest
Service in Timber Management. He always thought of the country’s forests as a renewable resource, a crop that should be thoughtfully managed and harvested, rather than left to the bugs and the decay of old age. He spent the early part of his career on the Ochoco National Forest, where he and Rosanna had all four of their children. Part of Barney’s work in those days involved timber cruising, come rain or shine, but his favorite time to cruise was in the winter on snowshoes.
In 1957, Barney and Rosanna moved their family to Bend, Oregon, where they have resided in the same home for over 54 years. In Bend, Barney worked on the Deschutes National Forest in timber management, retiring in 1985. Barney got all of his kids involved in ski racing with the Bend Skyliners at Mt. Bachelor. He was always involved in staging the ski races, organizing gate keepers, and acting as a race Referee to resolve disputes that cropped up. He continued to play an active role, with the Bend Skyliners, later to become the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, with fund raising events like the annual ski swap and the annual Pole Pedal Paddle race, as well as acting as a Technical Delegate at ski races throughout the Northwest. Barney and Rosanna were able to enjoy the alpine skiing events at two Winter Olympic Games, the first at Calgary, Canada (1988), and later at the Salt Lake City 2002 Games.
In his early years Barney was an avid mountaineer. He acted as a guide for the mountaineer John Day, on his trek to climb all the mountain peaks in the western continental U.S. in one season, climbing both the North and Middle Sisters in the same day. Barney was also an enthusiastic canoeist and fisherman. Barney and Rosanna continued to organize group canoe trips down the Deschutes with family and friends well into his 80’s. Barney and Rosanna also got into back packing in Oregon’s Cascade and Wallowa Mountains, and the Canadian Rockies.
After Barney retired, he continued to work seasonally with the Bend Park’s Department as the care taker of Pioneer Park. If you were a visitor to the park and ran into Barney, by the time you left, you knew Barney, what to do with the rest of your stay in Bend, and possibly were invited to his house. He even has a park bench in Pioneer Park dedicated to his years of service. Also in retirement, Barney and Rosanna made a long sojourn to Germany, and Switzerland, visiting several
family relations and friends. They also made a trip to New Zealand, traveling most of the length of the island by car, as well as hiking for a week in the mountains on the island country’s famed hut-to-hut trail system. Barney and Rosanna also undertook a western states ski trip, skiing most of the areas of Utah, Big Sky, Sun Valley and Whistler. Later, the family celebrated Barney’s 80th birthday in Sun Valley with
grandpa still trying to keep up with kids and grandkids.
Barney and Rosanna continued to live in their comfortable Bend, Oregon
home until the first of June 2012, enjoying their beautiful yard, with flowers and large vegetable garden, which always kept their pantry well stocked. They were all about spending quality active time with their children, friends, and friends their children. Making new friends was second nature to them and extra place-settings at the
table, occupied by old and new friends, were common.
A grave side committal service will be held at the old Tumalo Cemetery
on the east side of the Cline Falls road about 1.6 miles north of Tumalo at the top of the hill, for family and close friends, Saturday, July 7, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 7th, at the First Presbyterian Church on NE 9th Street in Bend, Oregon, followed by a reception at the same location at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, 563 SW 13th St., Suite 201, Bend, OR 97702, and email: firstname.lastname@example.org