Bruce R. Barnes

May 16, 1951April 24, 2018

Bruce R. Barnes, 66, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, April, 24, 2018 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, following a long battle with lung disease.

Bruce was born on May 16, 1951 in Oneonta, the son of Elmer and Juanita (Halstead) Barnes.

Bruce was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed playing softball in his younger days and watching soccer, basketball, and the Yankees with his mom. He was a big NASCAR fan having attended races like the Daytona 500 and Talladega. Bruce also enjoyed dirt track racing, never missing Super Dirtweek in Syracuse.

Bruce was first employed by his Dad, working at EL Barnes and Son, then at Reinhardt Home Heating. Finally, he went to work for the NYS DOT as a truck driver, retiring due to his declining health.

Bruce is survived by his mother, Juanita of Oneonta; his son, Cody L Barnes; his brother, Roger L of Otego; his aunt, Ruth Cuomo of Oneonta; as well as several nieces and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Elmer; and a half brother, Robert.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1 pm at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta. Burial will follow in Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

In Bruce’s memory, donations are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice or Robinson Terrace.

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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Bruce R. Barnes

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Vic and Debbie Silvernail

May 8, 2018

Our sincere sympathies to the entire Barns family. Cherish your memories during this time of grief to comfort your heavy hearts.