The Barnard Exempt Firemen’s Association was incorporated for the relief, aid, and assistance of the members thereof, and their families, who are disabled or indigent, and the promotion of the welfare of the volunteer fire service in the Barnard Fire District. Members of the Barnard Fire Department are also accorded the same privileges.

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in memorium​​​​​​​
the barnard exempt firemen's association regrets to announce the passing of members Ora D. "david" rist and David Graus.

Ora D. "David" Rist, 74, born 7th of May 1949, in Pittsburgh, PA passed away on the 4th of February 2024, in Charlotte, NC.
David leaves behind his wife, Patricia; son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Allison; his adored grandchildren, Tyler and Isabella; sister, Christie; brother, Chuck; sister, Sue (Val); sister, Beth; sister, Gretchen and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Ora David Rist Jr and sister, Kay.
A graduate of Charlotte High School, David proudly served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972, demonstrating a profound dedication to his nation. His service was characterized by honor and a deep-seated sense of duty.
Preceding and following his honorable discharge, David embarked on a distinguished career at General Motors, where he worked from 1967 until his retirement in 1997. During this time David also graciously volunteered his time as a firefighter with Barnard Fire Department in Greece, NY for over 15 years.
David's life was a living example of hard work, devotion to family, and selfless service.
The Rist family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and support and the courageous work of the hospice staff during this time of mourning.
No formal service will be held at this time.
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David R. Graus (Grauser) passed away suddenly at his home in Sarasota, FL on 11/27/2023 at the age of 61. He is predeceased by his sister Kathleen Goodman and grandparents. He is survived by his wife Kelly, sons Bobby (Kelsey) and Billy (Leah), granddaughter Addison, parents Robert and Mary Ann Graus, sisters Lori Spiegel (Ken) and Patricia Marshall (Steve), Godparents Walter and Joyce Karkos, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life to be held April 27, 2024, at the American Legion Post 468- 344 Dorsey Road at 2pm.

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2024 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES
OFFICERS
John Mcbeth - President
mark renz - 1st vp / exempt historian
 gary renz - 2nd vp
Bob Harrison - Treasurer
Sandi Hillebrandt - Secretary
 doug scarson - Chief Engineer
 Ron Rozinski - Assistant Chief Engineer
karen harrison - Warden
darryl baron - Sergeant at arms
barbara williams - chaplain

TRUSTEES
john shick  - Chairman
dick davis - vice chairman
gerry dunst      rick houseman     Mike Pospula

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