James R. Barnes
After a long illness, James "Jim" Barnes, 69, passed away on March 31, 2014, at his home in Lakewood, CA. Jim was an electronics engineer working mainly for Hughes Aircraft and TRW Aerospace corporations. In 1989 he launched his own business in Long Beach as a computer systems consultant dba The Computer Department. Jim was an active member of the Committee of 300 beginning in 1989, helping with their Paddock Club setup, electrical issues, back gate security, and teardown at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for about 20 years. He also served on their Board of Directors for several years as their Webmaster. Jim is survived by his wife Ruth. A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Apr. 24, 2014