Orrville — Daniel E. Barden, age 90, of Orrville, died Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Justin T. Rogers Care Center Hospice in Akron, following a period of declining health.
Daniel was born on December 29, 1930, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late Frank and Anne (Turpen) Barden, graduated from Cornelia (GA) High School in 1949, and served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during Korean War (European Theater). He then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Georgia College and Southern University in 1958.
He worked as a Engineer and Purchasing Manager for Babcock & Wilcox from 1958 to 1988 and then for Chem Power for 6 years, retiring in 1995.
Daniel was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and attained the title of Master Gardener through the Ohio State University. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, traveling, and Goldbricking with neighbors and friends at The Glen’s Spot.
Surviving are two daughters, Laurier (Glen) Likens and Malia (Rick) Gunselman; five grandchildren, Rachelle (Nick) McNeill, Kyle (Ariella) Likens, Eric Likens, Mariah (Nate) Gray, and Madison Gunselman; great grandson, Owen James McNeill; former wife, Barbara Barden; sister, Doris Goldman; two sisters-in-law, Jane and June Barden; many nieces & nephews; and extended family, Connie and Luke Serra, Sherry, Norm, Cole and Marielle Cadsawan, and Jessica Palmer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Ida Claudine Tomlin, Frank Lee Barden, Emily Louise Morgan, James Russel Barden, Lena McGahee, Billy Barden, and Mary Ann Caudell.
No services are planned at this time. Burial will take place later this summer at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, where military rites will be observed.
The family wishes to thank the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, the Akron VA and the Cleveland Clinic for the compassion and care extended to Daniel in his last days. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Justin T. Rogers Care Center Hospice, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH, 44333, https://my.clevelandclinic.
org/locations/directions/428- justin-t-rogers-hospice-care- center.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.