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George J. Barney


On Friday, September 13, 2013 George J. Barney, age 82 peacefully passed away at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley in Potsdam. He was born September 15, 1930 in the Potsdam Hospital to Roy Barney and Margaret Delisle Barney. He graduated from Potsdam Central School. He married Barbara Hayes on November 11, 1950. He was employed for over 30 years in the maintenance department at SUNY Potsdam.

Mr. Barney is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie Murray (Garth) of Norfolk, NY; Kim Hayes (Steve) of Potsdam; two sons Steve Barney (Holly) of Sterling, MA; and Kurt Barney of Potsdam. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Barney is also survived a sister Nancy Northrup (Karl) of Rochester, NY; a sister in law Joyce DelBalzo of Syracuse, NY and a brother in law Dan Hayes (Sylvia) of Rochester as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2006 as well as his brothers Roy, Donald and Louis Barney and sisters Virginia Robillard and Linda Barney.

Donations can be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care @ 6805 US Hwy 11 Potsdam, NY 13676 or to the Helping Hands @ P.O. Box 92 Hannawa Falls, NY 13647

There will be no calling hours. A committal sevice will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam at a date to be determined. Online condolences can be sent

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