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Raymond D. Barney

September 4, 1934 ~ October 19, 2021 (age 87)


Raymond Douglas Barney, 87, of West Remington St., Black River, NY, passed away October 18, 2021, at the Hospice Residence of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm, after a long illness.

Raymond was born September 4, 1934, to Floyd and Catherine (Cook) Barney.  He attended schools in Theresa and Copenhagen.  He married Sarah Wooledge on January 20, 1963, and the couple raised their children at Sarah’s childhood home in Black River.  Raymond retired as a bus driver from Carthage Central School District.   He loved the New York Yankees, tending his vegetable garden, his 1953 Buick, and anything Elvis.

Among his survivors are his beloved wife, Sarah Barney; three daughters and a son in law, Sonya Barney (Paul Vandermill) of Adams Center, Donna Jackson, of Rome, and Dale Morrow, of Watertown; two sons  and their wives, Douglas (Melissa) Barney, of Las Vegas and Irving (Althea) Barney of Vernon; seven grandchildren; Dana Huber, Jay Jackson, Danielle Peters, Alexis Ebberly, Kelsey Espina, Kiara Barney, and Nyah Barney and two great grandchildren; and sister Aretta Waite, of Watertown.   

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Irving and sister Mary Secor.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to Noon on Friday, October 22nd at the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River. The funeral service will follow at Noon on Friday at the Black River Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. 

The family would like to express their gratitude to Raymond’s many caregivers, the Black River Ambulance Squad, and the staff at Hospice of Jefferson County for their kindness and thoughtful care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Black River Ambulance Squad, PO Box 314, Black River, New York, 13612; or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, New York, 13601.

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October 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bruce Funeral Home
131 Maple Street
Black River, NY 13612

Funeral Service
October 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Black River Baptist Church

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