BARNES, JOHN JAMES
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.