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Official Obituary of

John M. Barnes

May 2, 1949 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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John Barnes Obituary

John Michael Barnes, 74, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024, surrounded by his beloved family. Born in Wilmington on May 2, 1949, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Kustosz) Barnes and was a graduate of Salesianum School, class of 1967. John was employed with the DuPont Company from 1969 -1998 and then Arkema until his retirement in 2016. John was the proud owner of a 1965 Chevy Corvair Corsa and was an active member of the First State Corvair Club. John is survived by his wife, Sabra (Craig) Barnes; his children, Jonathan Barnes, and Blakeley Perrone (Bryan); his stepdaughter, Laura Cahall (Miguel Ramos); his cherished grandchildren, Pia, Noah, Owen, and Gracie; and his brother, William K. Barnes (Debbie). Family and friends are invited to visit the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Monday, April 8 from 12 noon to 1:30 PM, with funeral services immediately following. The family would like to thank the nursing and medical staff of the ChristianaCare – Wilmington Hospital, Intensive Care Unit and the Transitional Unit 6th floor, and the AccentCare Hospice for their excellent care and support of John and his family during this challenging time. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to Sandy Hook Promise, PO Box 3489, Newtown, CT 06470 (


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April 8, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
April 8, 2024

1:30 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808


Sandy Hook Promise
P.O. Box 3489, Newtown CT 06470


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