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Clarence Barnes Obituary
Clarence Wheeler Barnes, Jr.

May 25, 1932 - March 4, 2013

Clarence Barnes of San Francisco, California passed away peacefully on March 4, 2013 in Menlo Park. He was born in Denver, Colorado to Clarence Barnes Sr. and Dorothy (Henrich) Barnes.

Clarence served in the Navy and studied physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. He worked as an optical engineer and has several patents for inventions in the fields of medical and optical engineering. He was an avid reader, skin diver, and inventor as well as a unique character.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents and his brother James Allen Barnes. He is survived by nieces Lisa Barnes, Lori Barnes Jackson and nephew James Barnes.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date, arrangements by Menlo Park Funerals.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 24, 2013
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