Rodney Jon Barber – October 2, 2017

Dansville/Livonia:  Rodney Jon Barber of Dansville, NY passed away at his home at the age of 52 on October 2, 2017.

Rodney was predeceased by his father David Alonzo Barber and his brother Roger David Barber. He is survived by his loving wife Tammy Marie (Beisheim) Barber; mother Betty Lou (Richardson) Barber currently of Indiana, formerly of Livonia and Conesus; sister LuAnn Barber Rogers (Paul) of Port Hadlock, WA; brother Robert Barber (Carolee) of Indiana; mother-in-Law Diana (Shumway) Beisheim of Honeoye; brother-in law Timothy (Stephanie) of Farmington; sister-in-law Terri Vassallo (Louis) of Bloomfield, and several nieces nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Rodney was born June 2, 1965 in Warsaw, NY. He was a lifelong resident of Livingston County and graduate of Livonia Central High School active in wrestling and Scouts in his youth. He worked as a commercial and residential mason for many years leaving his mark on many buildings in western New York. He also spent time in South Carolina, as well as, San Francisco where he worked for the California Conservation Corps.

After 15 years together Rodney married the love of his life on August 13, 2005. Rodney was a sensitive soul with a big heart.  All those he came in contact with will surely miss him.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 5th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY.  A private graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


14 thoughts on “Rodney Jon Barber – October 2, 2017

  1. Dear Betty Lou, I Was Shocked to read the Obituary of Rodney, Both your boys and Dave have left much to soon, My Heart Aches for you, I LOVE YOU, Paul.

  2. Betty Lou. So sorry to hear of your loss. Just heard about it this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Don and bev

  3. with our deepest sympathy Betty Lou,Tammy & all the family. from his uncle Jim ,Aunt Renee & all the family in England, cousins Sharon Steve & family & Mark & family

  4. Tammy and Jigsaw, I am gonna miss saying “hello Hot Rod”. I have always called him by that nickname ?.
    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you both and All his family ??

  5. Tammy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Rodney’s smile and gentle demeanor will always stay with us.
    Julie & Sue

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. In your grief, remember that Almighty God cares deeply about you and is ready to provide you with the comfort that you need at this difficult time. Psalm 94:19, John 5:28,29. My condolences are with you all.

  7. So very sorry for your loss Tammy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the circle of loving family and friends surround and comfort you during this time of loss. Deepest sympathy, Deb Simonson

  8. Sad to hear this Tammy – our paths didn’t cross as much as we would have liked but Rocko sure WILL be missed! You are in our thoughts today – Mike and Helen Burrous

  9. Tammy, I am so sorry for this great loss in your life. Rodney was a great guy and he will be missed greatly. Hopefully he can toss a beer back with Doug and have lots of laughs.
    Pat Coykendall

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