Brother David Barth, FSC, 74, died on May 11, 2017 at his residence at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. A De La Salle Christian Brothers for 56 years, he was born in Minneapolis, the son of Joseph and Jane (née Lawrence) Barth. In 1961 he graduated from DeLaSalle H.S. and then earned a BA degree from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. He entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe, MO, in 1961, professed his first vows the next year and his final vows in 1969. During his years as an educator, he taught in St. Louis Park, MN, in Stevens Point and Manitowoc, WI, and has taught at DeLaSalle since 1988. Brother David also served as DeLaSalle’s Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities, but he is best remembered and highly respected as a Theology teacher whose lectures were captivating and expectations uncompromising for all of his students. In 2011 he celebrated his 50th jubilee as a Christian Brother. Survivors include his brother Patrick of Marietta, GA, stepfather Dale Johnson of Edina, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
Visitation will be May 22 from 4:30-7:30pm at DeLaSalle High School with a vigil at 7:00pm, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated May 23 at 1:00pm at DeLaSalle. A private interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN.
Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.
Benilde H.S. St. Louis Park, MN – 1965-1970
Pacelli H.S. Stevens Point, WI – 1970-1975
Roncalli H.S. Manitowoc, WI – 1975-1988
DeLaSalle H.S. Minneapolis – 1988- 2017