Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Dr. David L. Hazelip

David, 82, died at Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born on July 2, 1928, and grew up in Louisville, KY. In 1954, after completing his major seminary at Saint Meinrad Benedictine Archabbey in IN, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. He served the Archdiocese of Louisville as a teacher and then as principal of Trinity High School. In 1974, he completed his doctorate in education at Northwestern University. He then worked as Director of the Independent Study Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, where he met the love of his life, Barrie Jean Barrett.David and Barrie were married in May, 1978. After nearly 33 years of marriage, they both considered themselves blessed to have found each other. They lived and worked in Chicago for ten years before moving to San Jose, CA, for the next ten years, where Dave did drug and alcohol counseling. Charlottesville has been their home for 13 years.Dave loved Charlottesville's climate, culture, historical past, physical beauty, and the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A former smoker himself, he conducted smoking cessation seminars for Martha Jefferson Hospital and for companies in the area.David enjoyed theater, classical music, movies, reading (especially history), gardening, all things Irish, and getting together with friends. He and Barrie traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, and he especially enjoyed their yearly stay in Mexico. Dave's favorite furry companion was his small terrier, Harry Potter, who will sorely miss his big friend. David was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Mary Catherine, Margaret Ann, and Bill. He was a loving and beloved brother-in-law to Terry and Susan Barrett, Rorie Baker, Mariclare Barrett, and the Reverend Kevin Barrett, and a loving uncle to a niece, nine nephews, and ten grandnieces and nephews. David donated his body to medical science. Memorial gifts may be made to the David Hazelip Scholarship Fund at Trinity High School in Louisville or to Saint Meinrad Benedictine Archabbey in IN.Information obtained from the Daily Progress online, www.dailyprogress/obituary