John Edward Barber ’95

John Edward Barber ’95, 38, of Orlando, Fla., died Oct. 17, 2011, after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was born in Winter Garden, Fla., to Nancy and the late Robert Barber on Dec. 3, 1972. Barber graduated from West Orange High School in 1991 after spending a year in Germany on a Congress-Bundestag Scholarship through AFS. He received a B.A. in political science and women’s studies from the University of South Florida in 1995. Barber was a hair stylist at Vamp Hair Salon, a political/social radio commentator on XL106.7, and an entertainer wherever he went. He was also an enthusiastic fundraiser for political figures and local charities and an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness. He loved and touched the Orlando community with his generosity and commitment to charity. In 2008, he was voted “Favorite Local Hair Stylist” in the Watermark Wave Awards. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Barber, 244 N. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden, FL 32787; his grandmother, Nancy Arnold; his sisters, Nancy Barber ’86 and Robin Branch (Ron); his niece and nephews, Ellie, Steve, and Bobby Branch; his aunt and uncle, Fran and Dan Arnold, Jr.; and his aunt, Carol Booth.