Bernard C. "Barney" Barnes
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Barnes Bernard C. "Barney" Barnes, 82, was born December 19, 1930, at Luna Pier, MI and died following a short illness on November 15, 2013. Barney attended Ohio State University College of Electrical Engineering and worked in the aircraft industry from 1953 to 1991, retiring from North American Aviation/Rockwell International/Boeing as a Quality Control Engineer in Missile Systems Division. Barney was licensed as a "ham" radio operator and was granted the call sign W8KJM in 1951. He achieved the highest level license, Extra Class in 1990. Lifelong learner, Barney earned his Private Pilot License after retirement. An eager traveler, avid computer and electronics experimenter, and a generous volunteer, Barney led an active retirement. Barney was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Edna (Barber) Barnes and survived by his loving wife, June (Ratcliff) Barnes; sister, Janet Gora; and many nieces and nephews. A private memorial will be held. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2013.
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January 9, 2014
We were very sad to hear of Barney's passing but know that he is now happy doing what he loved best. He was a remarkable and interesting man.
George & Barb Eckhardt
November 22, 2013
My wife Karen and I are saddened by the news of Barneys passing. I was honored to have known him and his loving devoted wife. May God bless Barney and June. Karen and Karen Brooks
November 19, 2013
May God bless all loved ones and family members during this difficult time.Uncle Barney was always loved and will always be remembered.I am so thankful for all the good times Barney & my stepfather (Ralph) had together.May they be together now.
Suzi Matola
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