Mr. Clarence M. “Barney” Barnhart, 75, of 10930 Country Club Road, Waynesboro, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 28, 2011, while hunting in Quincy Township. His death was unexpected and attributed to natural causes.
Born April 26, 1936, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Emmert M. and Elizabeth L. (Beaver) Barnhart. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.
Mr. Barnhart graduated from Washington Township High School with the Class of 1954.
He and his wife of nearly 55 years, Delores J. (Seilhamer) Barnhart, were married Dec. 29, 1956, in the Leitersburg Lutheran Church. They moved to their present residence in 1963.
Mr. Barnhart was a welder at Frick Co., Waynesboro, from Sept. 24, 1956, until his retirement on May 1, 1998.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Waynesboro, where he was a member of the Christian Crusaders Sunday school class. He was also a member of the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association, United Auto Workers No. 1296 Retirees, and the national AARP.
Mr. Barnhart enjoyed hunting, working in his garden, walking in the mountains, reading and attending his grandson’s sporting events. He also enjoyed having his grandsons around to help him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Gary Barnhart and his wife, Tanya, of Waynesboro, and Donna Mowen and her husband, Mike, of Waynesboro; four grandsons, Brandon, Ethan, Michael and Matthew; one sister, Anna Groft of Mont Alto; one brother, Tommy Barnhart of North Carolina; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor John Huff officiating. Burial will follow in Grindstone Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P. O. Box 444, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.