So sorry to learn of Admiral Barrineau's passing. I live next door to a beautiful property he owned in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Occasionally, he would visit and care for the property. When I would see he was there, I would go next door and visit with him. His love of the property was evident. Eventually, I 'Googled' Edwin Barrineau to know a little more about my neighbor, and only then did I discover that he was a decorated national hero. Just today did I learn of his passing. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Thank you, Admiral Barrineau, for your service, and may God rest your soul.
This wonderful man was my boss at VSE, At 20 years of age I was his Executive Assistant in my first government contract job. From him I learned timeliness, professionalism, even how he liked his coffee. His own professionalism was a model of perfection. He had been on my mind for 4-5 months then I decided to look him up today. I am now a successful business owner in the 805 and 310 area codes. RIP Rear Admiral Barrineau.
So very sorry to hear of the Admiral's passing. I worked with him many years at VSE Corporation. My condolences to his family.
Mrs Barrineau & Family,
So sorry for your lose. It was my pleasure to have served with him in VF-173 from 50-to 54. We have lost touch with so many from the squadron over the years, but I am proud of his accomplishments as I am sure you are too. Thanks for his service. Rolf K. Hartmann ("Poncho"
To quote, "The world has lost a true gentleman and patriot." Our sincere condolences to the family. We remember a fine officer who crossed the equator aboard the USS Wasp with us on the way to Korea. Our numbers have dwindled but some of us from VF-173 still make squadron reunions and remember one in JAX in particular that he attended. Our hearts go out to you, from the VF-173 crew by Doc White (HM2/EdD)
Mrs Barrineau, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I am a retired Master Chief Petty Officer. I worked at VSE from 1985 until 1997. The Admiral will be remembered by all that had contact with him.
We were deeply saddened to hear of Ed's passing. The world has lost a true gentleman and patriot. Ed help me understand people and gave me and opportunity when we worked together on the NAVSEA LHA program and again at VSE when he hired this old shipyard guy to turn around a missile related contract in Corona. I will forever be grateful for his support and mentoring. Our sincere condolences to you and your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. You and your dear husband are remembered with love for your service to our country and those who serve in uniform.
Rosemary and Walt Locke
Sandy and I were saddened to learn of Ed's recent passing. We often thought of you both over the years since your relocation to FL, and have valued our personal and professional relationships. He will be sorely missed.
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I am sure there are many great memories you have that can and will bring a smile to your face and heart. May the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our father who loved us give you comfort and comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thess. 2: 16, 17.
I served with, then CDR Barrineau, when he was the CO of VC-5 based at Naha, and I was a new Ensign at Cubi Pt. I have watched with pleasure his success with the Navy. Sorry for your loss
CDR USN Ret
I worked for Ed for about a year, going back and forth to DC. He was truly one of the most outstanding Naval Officers that I ever had the privilege to work for in my Naval career. He will be missed. Jerry Dempsey Camarillo California
My dear Marge,
My heart is heavy at our mutual loss. One of my oldest and dearest friends leaves me - and you. I hope you know that Ann and I are sad that we cannot be there with you. From Midshipman days through Corsairs and the Pentagon, Ed and I fought the good fight together. I will carry on as he would wish although our days are being stretched thin, too. To all the Barrineaus, Ann and I send our fondest wish for the future, just as Ed would have said.
I first got to know Ed when he had the Carrier desk in NAVSEA and then later when he was Commander of PMTC,Pt.Mugu. I was then the Executive Director of Surface Warfare Center at Port Hueneme. I felt that Ed was among the finest Naval officers I ever known, he was a gentleman's gentleman and a true frind. I will deeply miss him.
Rear Admiral Ed Barrineau was an extraordinary officer and leader. His dedication to his military and civilian associates was unmatched and continued long after his retirement. A man of sage advice, sound judgment, and gentleman always - he will be sorely missed.
RIP Mr. Barrineau. It was an honor to work for you at VSE. My condolences to your family and loved ones.