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John C. Barney


1964 - 2021
John C. Barney Obituary

John C. Barney, 56, of Mountain Top, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., on Dec. 29, 1964, he was the son of Donald Richard and Beverly Ann Barney, Mountain Top. He was a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School, 1983. He received a bachelor's degree from King's College and a master's degree in rehab counseling from the University of Scranton. John was a decorated veteran who served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army during the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm).

ln addition to his parents, John is survived by his wife and "soul mate," Eileen Bayley Barney; son, Aidan Barney; sisters, Susan Emanski (Thomas); and Rebecca Antosh (Thomas); brothers, Timothy Barney (Marguerite); Anthony Barney (fiancée, Sue Ruby); and Patrick Barney (fiancée, Deborah Castelli); stepson, David Blackwell; and many nieces and nephews.

John believed the greatest gift in his life was his son, Aidan. He enjoyed teaching Aidan all the wonders of the outdoors. John was an avid hunter and angler. He often joked that he was named after the Apostle, John, who fished with Jesus, because "Jesus knew where all the good fishing holes were."

A private funeral service will be held for the immediate family at George A. Strish Funeral Home.

ln lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the veteran's .


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