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AJ news editor Ed Barker dies at 72

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Ed Barker

Charles Edward (Ed) Barker, 72, was part owner and editor of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News since its first edition on July, 1997. He was looking forward to celebrating its 20-year anniversary in two months.

He peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He left this life with a smile on his face surrounded by his family and friends..

His civic contributions on city commissions and boards; generous donations to local organizations; and reasoning voice—expressed in the pages of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News—has left a hole in the heart of a community that he loved.

To read an encompassing tribute of Barker’s life, remembrances and commitment to local newspapers, click this link for the complete story.

Courtesy: Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News.