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BARNES, BURRELLE WILLIAM Burrelle "Bill" William Barnes passed away peacefully on November 4, 2012, at the age of 85. He was born in Severn, North Carolina on December 4, 1926, where he met and married Kathleen Twisdale on July 10, 1948. They had one child, Linda Gale Barnes, born on September 23, 1950. The family moved to San Diego in the 1960s. Bill served with distinction in his career in the Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, attaining the rank of Master Chief before retiring on January 1st, 1979. He then began a second career at UCSD until retiring after a work- related injury. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda, on May 9, 2008, and by his wife, Kathy, on September 4, 2009. Linda had devoted all of her free time over the final six years of her life to caring for her parents, who were in poor health. Upon Linda's death, her close friend of 33 years, Marc Mendels, assumed Linda's responsibilities for the care of her parents for the remainder of their lives. Burrelle William Barnes was well-liked by all who knew him, and his good-natured personality never wavered, despite the burden of significant health problems. He was a good husband, a good father, and a good friend. Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is scheduled for December 28, 2012, 10:30 a.m.


Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 16, 2012
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