After a courageous battle with cancer, David Barnum, founder of R.M. Barnum Beauty Supply, died March. He was 57 years old.

Barnum was born in Berea, Ohio. He began R.M. Barnum Beauty Supply, Inc., in his garage in 1967. The company now employs 10 people.

In addition to his wife, Barnum is survived by his son, Brian, his daughter, Kelly Sharkey; his father and mother, Paul and Eileen Barnum; brothers Jim and Jeff; and grandchildren, Robert Jr., Ryan, and Christina.

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