John William Barnes

January 16, 1931January 31, 2013

Barnes, John William

1/16/31 - 1/31/13

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, John died peacefully on January 31, 2013. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and fought at the Chosin reservoir. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister and an usher for many years along with participating on several committees. He is survived by his wife Helen of almost 56 years and children Carol (Jeff Reiss), Elizabeth Jaime, John (Kimberly), and Jerry (Veronica); grandchildren Amanda and Kyle Reiss, Christina, Tiffany and Brandon Jaime, Alexandra Barnes and April and Michael Barnes. The Rosary will be followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 PM on February 2, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, CA. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.


  • Rosary Service Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2013

John William Barnes

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Al & Susanne

February 9, 2013

May God continue to comfort all of you. We look forward to the time when death will be no more, and instead of tears of sorrow, there will be tears of happiness.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Karen Keeton

February 7, 2013

Liz my dear friend, wanted you to know that you and the family are in my thoughts and ya my friend..your East Coast Friend, Karen(karen7angel)

Robert & Marilyn Neville

February 7, 2013

He will be missed. Helen's brother Bob knew him for over 50 years. Our children grew up together.

Barbara and Bill Riggs

February 7, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.