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James Schantz Barnes Sr.

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James Schantz Barnes, Sr.
James Schantz Barnes, Sr. 81, of Jim Thorpe, formerly of Quakertown died December 2, 2012 surrounded by his loved ones while under Hospice Care. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Spink) Barnes. They were married 48 years on July 3, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Marian M. Schantz, and was raised by his grandparents, the late Howard & Lizzy Schantz. He retired in 1992 after more than 30 years of service from Bethlehem Steel as a welder for PB & NE RR. James was an avid sailor, gardener, and enjoyed woodworking. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Sellersville. Survivors: In addition to his wife; he is survived by his children, Deborah Hickey (Sam) of Allentown, Steven J. Barnes (Teresa) of Bethlehem, Diana Woods (Ian) of Tulsa, OK, Danny Gaugler of Charlotte, NC, Jeffrey S. Barnes of Westminster, CO, Belinda Hartman of Quakertown, and James, Jr. (Angela) of Bedminster, NJ; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was also survived by a cousin, Kenneth Jurs (Joanne) of Marlborough, CT; and his beloved dog, Nina. Services: Services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com), 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951. Call 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA 18103 or to Disabled Veterans Chapter 84 c/o The American Legion, 610 E. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951.
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 4, 2012
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