KITTERY – David Campbell Grant, 62, of Halstead Street in Kittery, died un-expectedly Satur-day evening, Jan. 8, 2005, at York Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1942, in Mt. Desert Island he was a son of George and Lucille (Campbell) Grant. He attended local schools graduating from Mt. Desert High School. Dave served his Country as a member of the United States Army Reserves. David’s career as a barber spanned a total of 42 years. He was well known in the Portsmouth Area Community for the years he spent at Bernard’s Barber Shop in Portsmouth, serving as a barber, and mostly as a friend to so many in the community. His day often began at three or four in the morning, opening the shop for the early crowd which had formed over the years. Dave saw Bernard’s through several moves first from it’s location downtown, near the Colonial Theatre, to it’s location on Congress near Middle Street, after the fire in 1963, then to it’s current location on Bridge Street in 1979. He started his career working for Bernie Lajoie and took over as owner for many years until he sold it to his dear friend John Carroll in 1993. Even after it’s sale he remained on keeping a full day and enjoying all his customers, even after a full day it was not unusual for Dave to pack a few necessities and go to a customer who was ill or shut-in and give them a cut at home before returning to his family. David enjoyed so much of life, from antiquing, where he added to his collection of razors, and the children’s books he so enjoyed collecting, to his love of Western’s featuring his favorites, John Wayne, Gene Autry and the like, to his love of sports especially the Red Sox and his eventual enjoyment of the Patriots after beginning a New York Giants fan. He was an avid Rock and Roll music fan enjoying “The Boss” Bruce Springstein, and most any other Rock N Roll music it was not uncommon for his to play U2 while working or to travel to a concert to see his favorites perform. For anyone that truly knew David, the community has lost a generous, kind and dedicated friend and his family has lost a loving, and wonderful member. He leaves his loving wife of 39 years, Shirley (Clauson) Grant of Kittery; their daughter, Wendy Grant and her partner, Nathan Webster, of Portsmouth; a sister, Carol Howatt of South West Harbor; and a brother and his wife, George and Lucille Grant of Newport; three nephews, a niece and a great-niece. He was predeceased by his daughter Kimberly Grant in 1989. A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth. Friends may visit with his family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the J.S Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery, ME 03904. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Kittery Fire Association Walker Street, Kittery, ME 03904, or to the American Red Cross “Tsunami Relief”. Arrangements are entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery.