Keith A.'s Story
Keith Alden Barnhill, 87, of Salisbury, died Friday morning, November 24, 2017 at Anna Jaques Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family.
He was born in Arlington, Mass. on April 6, 1930, one of four children of the late Frank H. and Estella J. (Staples) Barnhill. A graduate of Arlington High School and Boston University, he played baseball during his high school years and hockey during his college years.
Keith was a pilot with the United States Air Force during the Korean War, serving from September 19, 1952 until his discharge on July 21, 1955 with the rank of First Lieutenant.
He was a self-employed carpenter, working throughout the New England area, and had built three homes for his family, one in Lexington, one in Salisbury and one in Alton, New Hampshire.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Dianne I. (Zavarise) Barnhill and his devoted daughter, Linda Doodnauth, both of Salisbury; two grandchildren, Gabriel and Rebekah; two sisters, Marilyn Lincoln and Beverly Miller and husband Kenneth; a sister-in-law, Betsey Barnhill, along with several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Frank Barnhill and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Lincoln.
His devotion to family and friends, his strength of character and his sense of humor will always be remembered.
Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport will be Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. immediately followed by services at the funeral home. By request of the family, burial will be private.
Published on  November 30, 2017