David Allen Barney

David Allen Barney, 54, died suddenly on Oct. 13, 2020, from muscular dystrophy complications in Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake.

David was born on Sept. 30, 1966, in Utica and relocated to the North Country, where he attended high school and graduated with a degree in business administration from the North Country Community College. He lived a life of passion for music, playing his guitar and enjoyed his years as the owner of the Video Plus store. His dog Squirt was his friend and partner until his recent death. David was a kind and giving soul who enjoyed life and will always be remembered as a giving person.

David is survived by his father Robert Barney Sr. and wife Ginny of Sanford, North Carolina; brother Robert Barney Jr. and wife Sonja of Lake Placid; two nephews, Kenneth Saint of Brasher Falls and Christopher Barney of Lake Placid; and two nieces, Jennifer Pabins of Constable and Brittany Barney of Lake Placid. David also leaves behind several other family members who loved him dearly: his aunts, uncles, cousins, and stepsisters/brother. He is predeceased in death by his mother Diane Porter Banks and sister Suzanne Barney Thurber.

For all those who knew and loved him , calling hours will be at M.B. Clark Funeral Home, 2310 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Private family only visiting hours will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.

The family suggests sending memorial contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, upload a photo or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.