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Barnes, James A. December 11, 1946 - November 24, 2019

James A. Barnes, 72, of Eastchester, NY passed away surrounded by family on November 24, 2019.

He is survived by his wife Nancy of 47 years, daughters Jill (Nikola) Babic and Kate (Steve) Perrotto and grandchildren Aleksandar, Emily and Leo Babic (who affectionately called him G-Pop).

Jim was born on December 11, 1946 in Orange, NJ to William and Katherine (Pape) Barnes and grew up in Maplewood, NJ with his sisters Cynthia (predeceased), Judith and Linda.   He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ and continued his education at the University of Miami.  He spent the bulk of his career in advertising and most recently was a logistics coordinator for chemical imports.

Jim was known for his collection of Hawaiian shirts, his love of Miami football, Duke Basketball and his ability to enjoy a nice glass of scotch.  He loved his trips with Nancy which in recent years included London, Italy, Napa, Maine and many of their favorite beach destinations.

He continued to boogie board well into years that men shouldn’t be boogie boarding and loved fishing with his father’s handmade rods.

He enjoyed classic movies, James Bond, reading everything from Sherlock Holmes and Stephen King to Introduction to Buddhism. But above all, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family. Pizza nights, a years long tradition with family, were his favorite.

He will be dearly missed by all.

Memorial Calling Hours:  4 to 8 pm, Friday, November 29, 2019

Memorial Service: 12 Noon, Saturday, November 30, 2019, The Funeral Home


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    John and Donna Meola says

    At the moment I know I can’t write anything to really ease the loss you who were closest to him feel. Just know that though time, distance and circumstance worked to prevent seeing you and Jim often you were and are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Tim and Robin Howard says

    So sorry for your loss. Jim and I grew up together from elementary thru high school. We lived on the same street in Maplewood and did most everything together. Later years we would always have a standing bet on the Miami/VaTech annual football game. It kept us in touch.
    When I think of our youth, Jim was ever present in my recollections of those fun times together. He will be missed.
    The family is in our hearts and prayers…..

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