James M. Barnes

Born: Sat., Sep. 12, 1942
Died: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
Location: St. Gregory Church

Prayer Service

10:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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James M. Barnes
James M. Barnes, age 76, of North East,
died on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at his
home. James was born on September 12,
1942, in Canonsburg, Pa., to the late James
and Cecelia (Blazowski)
He attended Immaculate
Conception High School,
and John Carroll University. Later,
he went on to graduate from the
Pennsylvania State Police academy
in Hershey, Pa. to become a
Pennsylvania State Trooper for 28
years. After retirement from the
state police, Jim was an instructor
at the Mercyhurst Municipal Police Academy for
several years. He was an active member of St. Gregory
Thaumaturgus Church and the St. Gregory Knights of
Columbus #4262. Jim was a member of the North East
Moose Lodge, North East VFW Post #4789, the sons of
the American Legion Post 105, where he served as PA
Detachment Commander, North East Little League
Coach, the North East Athletic Club, Brotherhood of
St. Joseph, and also served on the North East School
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine
Jim is survived by his sons, James P. Barnes of
North East, Michael P. Barnes of North East, William
J. Barnes (Kyla) of State College, and Stephen C.
Barnes (Amy) of North East; grandchildren, James
R., Diana, Alexandria, Katherine, Kristian, Jonathan,
Joseph, Danielle, Stephen, and Quinlan; and greatgrandchildren,
Adrian, Mason, James, Kaylana, and
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Friday
from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. St. Gregory Knights of
Columbus #4262 will pray the rosary at 6 p.m. A
prayer service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at
the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30
a.m. at St. Gregory Church. Interment will be held at
St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St.
Gregory Church, 136 W. Main Street, North East, PA
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Debbie Hadlock
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
My sincerest sympathies to the Barnes boys, Jimmy, Michael, Billy, and Steven. All of you and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved your Dad and have some very wonderful memories of him and your Mom. He has now found peace and it is my hope that helps to comfort you. Love, Debbie

Chad Sensor
   Posted Thu August 29, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by USMS Erie.

The Barnes Family, May each of you be comforted at this difficult time and may his memory bring you peace. With heartfelt sympathy, The Erie Office of the United States Marshal Service The Erie Fugitive Task Force & District Security Officers

Kathy Seblink
   Posted Thu August 29, 2019
Barnes Family
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had a lot of laughs over the years and I know he will be missed by many. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Seblink
Erie, PA

Bill Wehrle
   Posted Fri August 30, 2019
Barnes Family,

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of working with Jim at Mercyhurst teaching police cadets and constables. A lot of hard work and a lot of laughs'

Dale J. Betts Family
   Posted Fri August 30, 2019
To the Barnes family:
We are truly sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathies.

I have many fond memories of your family and your father.

Warmest Regards,
Dale J. Betts (Pat, Lauren & Nate)

Scott Wozniak
   Posted Sat August 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom Ford
   Posted Sun September 08, 2019
To the Barnes Family

I have known Jim for a lot of years as I was a Trooper in Troop E. That seems like so many years ago, but they were good memories. We both taught for the Mercyhurst Police Academy and when I became the director, I could pick on him more. Lots of laughs and memories.

Tom Ford

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