Richard Anthony Barnes
February 2, 1931 – February 3, 2021
Richard Anthony Barnes, age 90, of Rancho Cucamonga, California passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Richard was born February 2, 1931. Son of Steve and Mary (Reeves) Barnes.
Richard spent his youth in Coverdale, Pennsylvania. He joined the United States Marine Corps from 1949-1959, where he became a sergeant and led the 1st marine division to battle in the Korean War. He married the love of his life on September 21st 1963 Patricia Ann Gatz, who preceded him in death on February 1st 2021. Among his many ventures in his career path, he was best known for his aptitude in understanding chemicals. Later in his life, he used that knowledge to manage and consult multiple water utility companies. He loved going to the horse races and playing the lottery, where he was very lucky on many occasions. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Richard is survived by his children, Richard Barnes Jr., Cyndi Berman and Holly Barnes. Daughter in law Gina Barnes, son in law Blake Berman, grandchildren Christian Barnes, Maria Barnes and Broc Berman. Brother Bob Barnes and sister in law Sandy Barnes. Sister Elsie Burris and brother in law Warren Burris. Sister in law Lou Jean Barnes, and his many nieces and nephews. Richard loved and was loved dearly by all of these people and so many more, and touched the lives of everyone who knew him.
A funeral service for Richard will be held Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. Following the funeral service will be a graveside service from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.dignitymemorial.com for the Barnes family.
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside National Cemetery