William Barnes

William E. "Bill" Barnes

Friday, June 12th, 2020

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Obituary for William E. "Bill" Barnes

William E. “Bill” Barnes, formerly of Kingston and Port Ewen, died June 12, 2020 in Charlotte Hall, MD.

He was born September 21, 1932 in Kingston to the late Frank and Anna Barnes.

He graduated from St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, WI. class of 1951, and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the former Town of Esopus Building Inspector.

He is survived by his wife Joyce of Maryland, sons Brian (Edwina) of Port Ewen, Carl (Anne) of Texas, and Leeanne (Ken) Glueck, grandchildren Todd (Kim) of Michigan, Shana (Brandon) of Massachusetts, and Brian and Jamie of Maryland, along with 3 great-grandchildren.

His brothers and sisters, Anna Finch, Margaret Clearwater, Emma Sheridan, Frank Barnes, Jr., and Ruel Barnes all died previously.

Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to either:

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home at:


Chesapeake Cats and Dogs at:

Arrangements were conducted in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.

Website obituary publication for the Barnes family in NY courtesy of the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus.

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Lynn Bondarenka

Brian & Carl,
I have so many happy memories of time spent with your dad: Picnics, swimming, climbing your apple tree.
He is missed.
Lynn Schreiber Bondarenka
Comment | Posted at 09:58am via Condolence

Michelle Galloway

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose him as Father's Day is approaching. I will keep him and the family in my prayers.
-Michelle Galloway, PEC
Comment | Posted at 11:12am via Condolence

belinda fox

My thoughts and prayers are with y'all! No words can fill the loss that y'all feel so I give my hugs and prayers.
Belinda Fox
Comment | Posted at 10:16am via Condolence

Laura Harnden

Condolences to the Barnes Family. May your fondest memories sustain you during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Rich & Laura Harnden
Comment | Posted at 01:35am via Condolence

Khristine Korth Kabo

Brian, Carl and families,
I’m so sorry on the passing of your father. Special people in our lives are never really gone. They are always in our hearts and memories. May your family find the comfort of beautiful memories of a very special person.

Comment | Posted at 09:40pm via Condolence

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