Cyril Barber was pastor, theology author

WHITTIER – Cyril John Barber, 80, passed away on April 12 in Hacienda Heights. Born in Pretoria, South Africa on May 18, 1934, Cyril was born to his parents Charles Stanley & Muriel Radford (Cook) Barber. Cyril was married to Aldyth Ayleen Aereboe on April 13, 1957 in South Africa, and together they had two sons, Allan and Stephen.

Cyril grew up in South Africa and attended school at Kearsney College. In 1962, only a few years after marrying Aldyth, Cyril moved his family to the United States with the purpose of studying at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas.

He received his two masters degrees, including one in Library Science. He subsequently went on to receive a Doctor of Ministries degree from Talbot Theological Seminary.

With his combination of degrees, he served as a librarian at Trinity Evangelical University, Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology and International Theological Seminary.

Cyril is survived by his wife, Aldyth; his two sons, Allan and Stephen, and their wives; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.



Published: April 30, 2015 - Volume 14 - Issue 03