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D. Barton Haxall

September 23, 2023

D. Barton Haxall, 72, died at his home in Clayton, NY Saturday, September 23, 2023.  Barton’s health had been declining the last two years because of advanced emphysema.   

The son of Elizabeth and Bolling Haxall, Barton was born on June 28, 1951.  He attended Riverdale Country Day School, Solebury School, New Hope, PA and Pace University in Westchester, New York.

A bibliophile and a long time volunteer at the Antique Boat Museum’s library, he was recently honored in the Museum’s Gazette.

“Barton originally served as Associate Curator of the 1000 Islands Shipyard Museum and later stepped in as ABM”s resident librarian when Phoebe Tritons retired.   He began his data archive with a vast array of print media and has made a seamless transition to the inclusion of digital media.”  In celebration of ABM’s 50th Birthday in 2017.  Barton was honored “for over 45 years of service.” In the ensuing years, he continued “to give freely of his time, talent, creativity and hard work…”

A long time patron of local restaurants and the Clayton Yacht Club, Barton endeared himself to those who worked there and he will be greatly missed by  community members, including staff, friends and family members who often stopped in to visit with him.  As his health failed, Barton was cared for by loving and thoughtful community members.

Barton is survived by his two sisters Gale Rainsford D’Luhy, Polly Haxall MacLean, and his brother Bolling W. Haxall; six nephews and three nieces, and fifteen great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers one can make donations in honor of Barton to the Antique Boat Museum’s Library and Archives, 750 Mary St., Clayton, NY 13624. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#12 Sue March 2023-10-15 22:26
So sorry to read of Barton's passing, and of his health problems. Years ago we enjoyed paddling around the islands and bays and sharing stories of wildlife we saw.
My condolences to family and friends.
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#11 Mary Soluri 2023-10-06 08:22
Barton was a long time customer of mine in my beauty shop for over 40 years. I got to know Barton not only as customer but a friend. He was such a great man and a very generous person. He will be missed all. My sympathy to his family. Mary Soluri and Family.
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#10 Jonathan Wingerath 2023-10-01 10:34
I extend my condolences to Barton's family. Barton was always good company, and a thoughtful friend to my family and me. I will miss him.
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#9 Bill & Gina Clifford 2023-09-28 15:07
You will be truly missed at the Clayton Yacht Club, Barton. Your wit, wisdom and friendship was a gift to all who knew you. Rest in peace as your suffering is over. Sending love and prayers to your family. Bill and Gina
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#8 Angela M. Potter 2023-09-28 13:46
We were just reminiscing at our last gathering how we met, every occaison was filled with laughter, fun and the love of friendship. It won't be the same without you.Rest in peace,our sympathy to Bart's family.
Steel and Angela Potter
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#7 Tish Michelson 2023-09-26 20:24
Barton will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He was special. Worked with him at Museum
For 12 years
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#6 Jes and crystal Cyc 2023-09-26 17:20
The yacht club will never be the same without you for lunch and dinner everyday always on time you'd even call when You couldnt make it we love you more than words could ever possibly say Barton You are a valued member and a lifelong friend to so many all of us at the yacht club will never forget you you you mean so much to so many You will always forever be in all of our hearts rest in peace sweet buddy ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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#5 Catherine Ingerson 2023-09-26 15:17
Sorry to hear of Bart's passing. Condolences to the family,
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#4 Dennis Honeywell 2023-09-26 11:22
I knew and worked with Barton for several year s at the ABM. Always a nice man and good friend.
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#3 Lorraine Ken Rogers 2023-09-25 20:35
We will miss you in the neighborhood Barton, our sympathy to your family. RIP Barton
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