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Barnes, Sr., Albert Thomas

Barnes, Sr., Albert Thomas

December 18, 1934 — March 15, 2020

Albert Thomas Barnes, Sr. 85, a lifelong Pottsville, PA, resident, joined Patricia, his wife of 65 years, in their eternal home on March 15, 2020. He passed away surrounded by family at his daughter's home in Kansas City, MO.

Albert was born December 18, 1934, in Pottsville, PA, the eldest of four children of Albert T. and Dorothy (Powell) Barnes. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Albert founded Versa-Tron Service in Minersville, PA in 1973, and operated the business until his health no longer permitted. He was a member of The Salvation Army, Pottsville Corps. He was also a longtime member and past club President of the Pottsville Kiwanis, and served many years on the board of directors of the Manheim Township Sewer Authority.

Along with his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann (Schaeffer) Barnes; infant daughter, Patricia Ann Barnes; and siblings, Harriet, Robert and Richard.

Survivors include four children, Cynthia Ann Foreman (Bill) of Kansas City, MO, Thomas James Barnes, Sr. (Denise Koscil) of Cressona, PA, Randy Allen Barnes (Angela) of Kansas City, MO, and Albert Thomas Barnes, Jr. (AnnMarie) of Minersville, PA; 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, a great-great grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, March 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8228. Services and burial will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park in Schuylkill Haven, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Salvation Army, Pottsville Corps, 400 Sanderson Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, March 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8228. Services and burial will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park in Schuylkill Haven, PA.

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