Santa Barbara, Calif. Services for David Eugene Rood, 49, Santa Barbara, Calif., were Wednesday. Burial followed in Santa Barbara.
Mr. Rood died Saturday in Santa Barbara after a 3 -year battle with cancer.
He was born in Lawrence on Dec. 27, 1940, in Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1959.
During junior and senior high school, he worked at the Lawrence Journal-World. He was later employed by Kansas Color Press.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966. He worked for IBM Corp. in Santa Barbara the past 24 years.
He married Nancy Newburry on July 1, 1972, in Santa Barbara. She survives.
Other survivors include his parents, Gene and Flora Mae Rood, Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Janice Pasquarello, Littleton; four brothers, Kenneth Rood, Orange, Calif., Jeri Rood, San Bernardino, Calif., Neil Rood, Arvada, Colo., and Greg Rood, Littleton.