Milton McClintock "Tony" Barlow

January 28, 1937   -  May 04, 1999



Contributed by John F. Barlow

Milton (Tony) Barlow      Anglican Journal, June 1999

Milton (Tony) Barlow, whose work in Canada encompassed a variety of corporate and social justice groups, died May 4 at age 62 in New York after a long battle with cancer. At the time of his death, he was serving on the National Episcopal Church's Social Responsibility in Investments Committee and was an Episcopal Church representative on the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

His many contributions to the work of the church at all levels - parish, diocesan, national, international and "outside the walls" - stand as a tribute to his devotion and determination to help work to establish God's reign on earth as it is in heaven. Tony is remembered for simply volunteering "Here I am. What can I do?" and then doing it with grace and style.

Among the many ways he served the church during his short years in Canada are: member of the first Anglican national EcoJustice Committee; representative to the international Anglican Peace and Justice Network; representative to the board of the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility; member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Social Issues Committee; member of the Anglican Socially Responsible Investment Group; member of the board of the Social Investment Organization; member of the board of the Centre for Christian Studies; and member of the St. Clements' parish working group on human sexuality.

His great curiosity about life led him to many and diverse travels and adventures, from the high Arctic to the Galapagos Islands. From law, to finance, to fundraising, to theological studies, he exercised a life of faith and honest pursuit of truth, always encouraging his family and friends to join him in "the dance of life."

A memorial service was held May 10 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. He is survived by his wife Priscilla Winn Barlow, of New York City, and his family.

New York Times      May 6, 1999, Thursday
Metropolitan Desk

Tony Barlow, 62, Lawyer and Philanthropist Tony Barlow, a lawyer, banker and philanthropist who became active in religious efforts to encourage socially responsible investing, died on Tuesday at Beth Israel Medical Center-Petrie Division in lower Manhattan. He was 62 and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  The cause was cancer, said a spokeswoman for the Brearley School, where his wife, Dr. Priscilla Winn Barlow, is the head.  Mr. Barlow was in the firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York, later practiced law in Connecticut and moved to Kansas City, Mo., to join his family's banking business.

In 1992 he received a divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. Moving to Toronto, he became involved in socially responsible investing by the Anglican Church of Canada. In 1997 he and his wife moved to New York , and he served on the social responsibility in investments committee of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A.

Milton M. Barlow was born in Minneapolis, and moved with his family to Kansas City. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Yale University and the University of Chicago's law school.

His 1971 marriage to Diana Hallowell ended in divorce in 1978.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ethan and Benjamin, both of Manhattan; two stepdaughters, Philippa Cutter of Madison, Conn., and Nicola Walsh of Kuranda, Australia; two stepgrandchildren; his mother, Georgette Barlow of Kansas City; a brother, John F., of Kansas City, and a sister, Sally Ittmann of London.

New York Times    


On May 4. Born Milton McClintock Barlow and known to all as Tony, he was the beloved husband of Priscilla Winn Barlow, devoted father of Ethan and Benjamin, stepfather of Philippa and Nicola, loving brother of John Barlow and Sally Ittmann and dear son of Georgette Barlow of Kansas City. A former lawyer and banker, he was in recent years a member of the National Episcopal Church's Social Responsibility in Investments Committee and was an Episcopal Church representative at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. A memorial service is being arranged with details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Box E.


The Brearley Board of Trustees and all the members of the school community deeply mourn the passing of Tony Barlow, beloved husband of Dr. Priscilla M. Winn Barlow, our esteemed Head of School. He was a devoted friend and supporter of the school who left us much too soon. He will be greatly missed.


On behalf of the parents of the Brearley School, we would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to Priscilla Winn Barlow, our beloved and admired Head of School, on the passing of her husband, the valiant Tony Barlow. We send our sincere condolences to the Barlow family. The Brearley Parents' Association

The Kansas City Star    May 06, 1999

Tony Barlow, 62, New York City (formerly of the Kansas City area), died Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Services will be at St. John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral in New York City.

Tony was born Milton McClintock Barlow on January 28, 1937, in Minneapolis, MN, the family in due course settling in Kansas City in 1948. After completing secondary schooling at Andover and Oundle School in England he attended Yale where he received his B.A. degree in 1960. From 1960 until 1964 he served as a U.S. Naval Reserve officer specializing in Explosive Ordinance Disposal. After receiving his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1967 he practiced law with a large law firm in New York City and later with a large corporation in Connecticut until he returned to Kansas City in 1977 to enter his family's banking business where he remained until 1985.

In 1978 he was divorced from his first wife, Dinah Hallowell. Two sons were born of the marriage, Milton Ethan (1973) and Benjamin Hallowell (1974). Tony moved to the Boston area in 1986 where his former wife and sons were living, and a year later married Priscilla Winn whom he had met a couple of years earlier. This marriage proved extremely happy and was very much part of a fulfilling reorientation of Tony's whole life. He attended Episcopal Divinity School receiving his M.Div. degree in 1992. Moving to Toronto later that summer he gradually became engaged in corporate social responsibility endeavors and socially responsible investing work mostly involving the Anglican Church of Canada where he served on the Church's National EcoJustice Committee and as an appointee to the Task Force on the Church and Corporate Responsibility. At the time of his death he served on the National Episcopal Church's Social Responsibility in Investments Committee and was an Episcopal Church representative on the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

Tony leaves his wife, Priscilla, of the home; two sons, Milton Ethan and Benjamin Hallowell Barlow, both of New York City; Priscilla's daughters, Philippa W. Cutter and her husband, John T. Cutter, and their son, Cole, Madison, CT, and Nicola B. Winn and her husband, Fenton M. Walsh, Kuranda, Australia; his mother, Georgette J. Barlow, Prairie Village, KS; a sister, Sarah B. Ittmann, London, England; a brother, John F. Barlow and his wife, Judy, Kansas City, MO; nephews and nieces, Daniel, Sarah and George Ittmann, Mary Stervinou and her husband, Louis Stervinou, and their son, Luke, Peter Sowden, John, Max and Alden Barlow. Tony was preceded in death by his father, Milton F. Barlow.

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