John James Barnes

John James Barnes

December 21, 1930 - July 14, 2015

John James Barnes

December 21, 1930 - July 14, 2015



Jack was born on December 21, 1930 in Mt. Carmel, PA. He is the son of John and Mary (Sebes) Barnes. Jack spent much of his childhood in Bridgeport CT. He died on July 14. His home was in Aliso Viejo, CA.

Jack joined the Navy on December 26, 1947 and served as a Navy Corpsman. He retired after 20 years of service in 1969.

He walked into and out of the Chosin Reservior (Nov-Dec 1950) with the 3rd Bn 7th Marines 81 mm mortars. His last years in the Navy were in the submarine service. He is a member of the Chosin Few and Disabled American Veterans. He had received many awards and medals including Purple Heart and Chosin Reservoir 1950 Combat Action Ribbon.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister Betty (Dick), Irene (Paul), nephews Gregory and Ernie Jr.

He is survived by his wife Arlita Johnson Barnes; daughters Michele and Jacqueline (William); grandson Bradford; sisters Louise Rock and Shirley Kershaw; and several nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held on Monday 4-6 pm on July 20 at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 am July 21 at Corpus Christ Christian Community Church, 27231 Aliso Viejo Pkwy, Aliso Viejo.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Saddleback Hospital Hospice.

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15 responses to John James Barnes

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  1. Debra Black says:

    There’s only One Uncle Jack… I can’t express enough Love for Him.. “The Best”…I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t agree. God had his plan and it was time for you to report for duty…Angels have Jobs… Life here wasn’t being so kind to you recently…So I’m happy you won’t be in pain anymore..You’re in a better place and someday we’ll meet again. xo Debbie

  2. I have many fond memories of my brother Jack. He was such a unselfish kid and would work at the bowling alley and shine shoes to buy us Christmas presents. He liked playing football and was a excellent swimmer and diver and would be in shows at the boys club in Bpt. Conn. He wore his boy scout uniform with pride when he marched in the parades. He loved to dance and was popular and well liked. He served his country with honor and was a humble man. I shall miss my big brother for sure and regret we lived so far apart in later years. Your loving sister and family Louise

  3. Dear Aunt Arlita, Michele and Jackie

    I’m so, so sorry to hear about the passing of MY FAVORITE UNCLE. He was the best. I will never, ever forget him. Wishing I could be with you. All my love

    Your niece Sandra Black-Soltesz

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  5. Linda Black says:

    I will always love you Uncle Jack and thank you for all your cherished memories. Love You Linda xxoo

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