Deceased Information


    Douglas Barden

    Yehuda Reuven ben Avraham v' Yetta

  • AGE



    Saturday, April 17, 2021 (Before Sunset)








    Douglas Eric Barden, age 71 (October 27, 1949 - April 17, 2021), was born in Queens, NY to Alfred Barden and Etta (Wolf) and raised in Harbor Isle, NY. His family gave him the nickname Dash as he was quite quick on his feet. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 1971, earned his MA in Anthropology in 1973, and completed his MBA at NYU in 1983. Doug met Roz Kafel on a blind date, knew instantly they would marry, did so in 1977, and together they raised a family in Chappaqua, NY where they would spend the next three decades living out a life rich in love, travel, and enduring loyalty to one another. Doug was a devoted non-profit professional whose career culminated as the Executive Director for Men of Reform Judaism from 1994-2013. He was a passionate and prolific writer. He authored two works of non-fiction, contributed numerous articles to professional journals, and lectured extensively across North America. In 2017, he published his first work of fiction, The Plague Messenger, which focused on the global environmental crisis, an issue very close to his heart. He delighted in writing many childrens' stories dedicated to and beloved by his five grandchildren. Doug had a passion for photography and an enduring, tender love for dogs. Later in life, he immersed himself in the art of wood-turning and created a rich collection of wooden bowls that will be passed on for generations. His passions were many and deep, but nothing compared to the unwavering dedication and relentless love for his family. Doug is survived by wife, Roz Barden; children Benjamin Barden and Dana Ipri and their spouses, Lauren and Mark; brother Michael Barden; niece Dora Barden; and five grandchildren: Lola, Oliver, Allen, Noa, and Lyla. Arrangements handled by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel in New York, 212-769-4400.


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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Yury Abramov

    RIP my friend

    April 28, 2021 , 06:08 PM

  • Aaby Family

    Doug was such a happy and comforting part of our lives. Whenever we see a four leaf clover or golden retriever, we will think of him, his curiosity and passion for life, and the beautiful family he cultivated. Sending so much love to all Bardens and Ipris.

    April 21, 2021 , 02:41 PM

  • Eileen Silberstein

    My sympathy on the loss of your father. He was a talented and unique individual. May his name be for a blessing.

    April 20, 2021 , 06:58 PM

  • Toby Brown

    Dr. Barden I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please know that I am thinking about you at this time.

    April 20, 2021 , 05:29 PM