Ex-Chief Earl G. Barnes, Jr., age 80, died peacefully, on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Syracuse, NY, he lived in Mendham for 53 years before moving to Mt. Arlington and then Landing several years ago. He served in the Navy during Korea. Earl was a Past Chief (1974-1975) and Past President (1997) of the Mendham Fire Department. He was also a Life member of the Mendham Pastime Club. He served on the Shade Tree Commission in Mendham Borough and served on the First Aid Squad.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy; his grand-daughter, Tracy Leigh Ranucci Burrini and his son in law, Richard Morales. Survivors include one son, Earl G Barnes, III (Marianne); six daughters, Christine Day (Greg), Jacquelyn Burrini (John), Marianne Hubbert, Nancy Morales, Kimberly Swentkowski (Robert) and Susan Ireland (Cory). He is also survived his sister, Marilyn Young and his cherished 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3-9pm at St. Luke Parish, 265 West Mill Rd., Long Valley. Funeral Mass Thursday, 11am at St. Luke Parish. Interment Mendham Hilltop Cemetery. For those desiring, donations to the Mendham Boro Fire Dept. in his memory would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Bailey Funeral Home of Mendham. www.baileyfuneralhomes.com