Robert “Bob” R. Barnes, Sr., 93, a life-long resident of Neville Island, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Concordia of the South Hills. Bob was born in Stowe Township on May 2, 1927, one of three to the late James Isaac and Sarah (Wiser) Barnes, Sr. On June 3, 2006, Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Virginia “Ginny” (Brownley) Barnes. He also was preceded in death by his siblings James Isaac Barnes, Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Freeman and daughter-in-law Chris Barnes. Beloved father of Robert R. Barnes Jr. (fiancée Patty Logo) of Somerset, PA, Raymond A. Barnes (Karen) of Pembrooke Pines, FL and Charles E. Barnes (Adrianne) of Groveton, PA; cherished grandfather of Kimberley Rayburg (Mark), Robert R. Barnes III (Brittany), Jeffrey, Brittany, Gregory (Jessica), Michael and John; great grandfather of Alexander, Christopher and Salvatore. Bob was a 1947 graduate of Neville Island High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. For over 40+ years, he was superintendent of Maintenance for Neville Island/Cornell Schools, retiring in 1980. Bob was also a member of First Christian Church and F & AM Blue Lodge #674. Bob was a hard worker, with a great sense of humor who loved to play practical jokes with lots of teasing. Visitation Thursday 2-4, 6-8 where service will be held Friday 1:30 PM. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors.
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