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John Bernard McNiff "Barney"

John Bernard "Barney" McNiff, age 92, died peacefully June 14, 2014. Son of the late William and Blanche McNiff, Barney was a native and lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois. Barney served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a long time member of Cantigny Post # 367 V.F.W.

Barney was employed at Argonne National Laboratory and Uniroyal for many years as Paymaster until retiring in 1986. He continued working into his mid eighties for Joliet Area Community Hospice and Chignoli Auto.

Barney had many wonderful friends and experiences throughout his life. He was a source of comfort to many through his volunteer work with Hospice. With a gift of gab and a glint in his eye, he enjoyed socializing with neighbors, friends and his beloved family.

Preceded in death by his first wife Beverly, daughter Michele (John) Mitchell, sisters, Kathryn Anderson, Odette Clark and brother William McNiff.

Survived by his loving wife Neda McNiff, daughter, Patti (Kenneth) Perrine, stepchildren Michael (Karin) Radigan, Larry (Alice) Pyles and Chris (Ken) Crockett. grandchildren, Dani Luce, Colleen Mirkovich, Christie Olson, Heather Mitchell, Tracy Drayer, Shannon Borgstrom, Mark Perrine, Nicole, Kenny, Shelby and Clara Crockett, Brad Pyles and Brittany Witkowski. 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends will meet directly on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at St. Paul the Apostle Church 18 Woodlawn Avenue Joliet, for Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park with full Military Honors. Visitation Wednesday, 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rd., Joliet.

In lieu of flowers memorials in his name to the Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated.

For information: 815-741-5500 orwww.fredcdames.com
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Published in The Herald-News from June 16 to June 17, 2014
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