2008-07-02 / Obituaries

Barre W. Littel

Barre W. Littel, CFA, 68, of Garrison, and Key West, FL, formerly of Manhattan, died of brain cancer on June 25, 2008 after a ferocious battle to stay alive. His life ended peacefully, at home, in the care of his wife, Pamela Pearce Littel, and Paul Ayelgasah, one of his many devoted nurses.

He also leaves his children from his previous marriage to Marcia Comstock Alderfer, Kate Friedland (Andy), Charles "Chuck" Littel, and grandsons Jared and Ethan Friedland and Spencer Littel. His cats, Snowon fire a.k.a.Snoofie and Quincy Jones survive him, too.

Known for his brilliant mind and tremendous sense of humor, Barre was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at Mount Hermon School,'58 where he sang in the A Capella Choir, fostering his life-long love of choral music. A Dean's List student, he graduated from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, class of '62, before proudly serving as a U.S. Army Reserve Basic Training Officer from l963-65.

Over 30 years on Wall Street, Barre specialized in equity analysis, portfolio management, and high-risk corporate bond research and also served on the Financial Accounting Standard's Advisory Committee. A partner at Kidder Peabody for 13 years, Barre acted as National Portfolio Strategist and manager of a 50- person professional research department. Recruiting and mentoring young talent proved to be a most rewarding aspect of Barre's career. Barre served as past Treasurer of his 710 Park Avenue co-op board and President of the Board of First Presbyterian Church in NYC. He supported Northfield Mount Hermon School with dedication, recently Co-Chairing Planned Giving as well as creating "The Barre Fund," a perpetual Scholarship for best returning singer at NMH.

A funeral will be held at St. Phillip's Church, Garrison, on Wednesday, July 2 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions to "The Barre Fund" c/o Northfield Mount Hermon School, One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA, 01354 would be appreciated.

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