William C. Barnes, 90, tax assessor & pilot

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William C. Barnes.

 

William C. Barnes, 90, of Cherry Hill, former Westampton tax assessor, died Friday, March 27, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

A graduate of Audubon High School, Mr. Barnes was a Navy pilot during World War II, flying Chance Vought Corsair fighter planes over the Atlantic.

After the war, he continued to fly in the Navy Reserve, based at naval air stations in Willow Grove and Lakehurst, and retired in 1964 as a Navy commander.

An engineering graduate of Drexel University, Mr. Barnes had a career of more than four decades with AT&T and retired in 1984 as an operations supervisor in its Philadelphia office, his wife, Ann, said in a phone interview.

After leaving the Navy Reserve, he was elected to two four-year terms as the Westampton tax assessor while he was living in Rancocas.

He was a member of the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield.

Besides his wife, Mr. Barnes is survived by a daughter, Patricia Schieffer; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and former wife Fran Barnes..

A visitation was set from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, before an 11 a.m. funeral service.

Donations may be sent to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Suite 300, 5 Eves Dr., Marlton, N.J., 08053.

Condolences may be offered to the family at http://kainmurphy.com.

 


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