Obituary for Raymond J. Barnes

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Raymond J. Barnes

February 2, 1935 - December 23, 2016

Beloved husband of 59 years of Louise W. Barnes (nee Podgorny). Dear son of the late Raymond B. and Mary C. (nee Niedzialkowski). Dear son-in-law of the late Jerry and Wanda (nee Tajkowski) Podgorny. Loved brother of Mary Margaret Sikora, Carol Ann (Ray) Mindrup and the late Donald E. Barnes (Mary Jo survives). Dear uncle of Robert, Mary, Kelly, Adam, Michael, Tony, Carolyn, Joe, Johnny, Christina and Matthew. Godfather to Kevin, Mary, Matthew, Rich, Greg K, Greg P, and Greg O. Dear cousin and friend. Ray served in the US Navy as a LTJG SC from 1957 to 1960. His career included time at both McDonnell and Monsanto. He was a member of Polish Falcons of America Nest 45 for 65 years. Ray also belonged to the PAWV, the USS Kleinsmith Reunion group, and the Polish American Cultural Society. Volunteered at the YMCA. A very good man, Ray was a caregiver to many.

Funeral Mass on Monday, January 2, 2017, 11 am, at the Shrine of St. Joseph Church, 1220 N. 11th Street, St Louis 63106. Visitation at church on Monday from 10–11 AM. Memorials to St. Patrick’s Center or the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 2, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shrine of St. Joseph


1220 North 11th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63106

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Service Information

Date: Monday, January 2, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Shrine of St. Joseph


1220 North 11th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63106

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Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Phone: 314-365-3700

355 Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
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St. Patrick Center

Phone: 314) 367-5500

PO Box 952449
St. Louis, MO 63195-2449
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Born: February 2, 1935
Died: December 23, 2016

Condolences for Raymond J. Barnes

Gene Krahl posted on1/8/17

Louise my deepest sympathy of Ray's passing. I was stunned when I read in the paper his OB. You know we were lifelong buddies, grew up almost next door as kids and went to Sacred Heart School in N. STL, then De Andries High and both of you were in our wedding. Ray was my bestman and you were Betty's bridesmaid.


Felicia Fuchs posted on1/1/17

Dear Lulush: So very sorry to learn of Ray's passing. Health problems prohibit me from attending the service but sending my deepest condolences. A favorite memory I have to share is of the time we were teenagers and I sat in the back seat on that long car ride to Buffalo New York between Ray and Donnie on the way to a Polish Falcon Zlot. So many fun times singing and dancing the Krakowiak and Wieniec Polski Melodji. Our numbers are dwindling. God Bless You,Chickie


Dennis Loehrer posted on1/1/17

Ray was indeed a very good man. We spent some 30+ years sharing Cardinal baseball season tickets with Ray and Louise as well as many years working with Ray at MCAUTO. My sincere condolences. God bless.


Al Hedrick posted on1/1/17

Ray was a true friend and wonderful teammate. The fun times we had at our volleyball games at the Polish Falcons are memories I will cherish forever.