Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Peter C. Barnes

Peter C. Barnes, 80, of Landing, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

He was born in Morristown, one of three boys, to Eugene and Gertrude (Fox) Barnes. In his youth he and his family moved to Cedar Lake. Later in life, he ended up in Landing and has lived there for the last 35 years.

As a young boy, Peter overcame the polio infection to become an athlete for Morris Hills High School and live a full life without complications from the disease.

Peter had served as a Navy chief E-7 in the United States Navy for 10 years on ships touring throughout the world’s oceans. He also was sent to Vietnam on the USS Chikaskia, and he was awarded a medal for his actions saving a ship during an ocean crossing in 1972. He spent another 19 years in the Naval Reserve. He was a self-employed carpet and flooring installer.

He is survived by his brothers, James and Robert Barnes, as well as his stepson Mark and wife Laura.

Peter has been entrusted to the care of Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown.