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Robert C. "Barney" Barnd
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Robert C. “Barney” Barnd peacefully went home to be with the Lord in Loveland, Colorado on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Barney was born in Manchester, Iowa on August 29, 1921 to James H. and Pauline (Oliver) Barnd. He met the love of his life Dorothy “Dottie” Dobson and they were married an amazing 68 years. She preceded him in death in 2011.

Barney served in WWII in the Army 589th Battalion in the European theatre.  He returned home in 1946 as a Captain. He started his business career in Eaton, Ohio where he purchased a machine shop which became part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation. Barney’s career continued with Parker for 39 years until he retired as President of International Operations.

Barney served as councilman in Eaton, OH, started the Eaton Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Eaton Volunteer Fire Department. He became a member of the Eaton Rotary Club in 1948 and served as President in 1958-1959. He also served as President of the East Fresno Rotary Club and received the prestigious “Service Above Self Award” in 1999. He continued in Rotary International in Loveland, Colorado living the “Four Way Test”.

In retirement Barney participated in many organizations; SIRS (Sons In Retirement), SCORE International, Fresno City Planning Committee, Center for Abused Women and Children and Fresno Philharmonic. Proud veterans Barney and Virgil Horton welcomed hundreds of veterans to a breakfast table on Saturdays through PAMVETS.

Automobiles were a passion in his life beginning after military service selling and servicing Packards and Studebakers. He collected classic automobiles and became the chairman of The Greater Valley Concours d’Elegance in Fresno for 16 years featuring nationwide museum quality automobiles.

Surviving are daughter Judith A.(Stephen) Doty, of Loveland, CO; sons David J. (Linda) Barnd of San Antonio, TX; Michael V. (Mary) Barnd of Bloomfield Hills, MI; six treasured grandchildren Stephen Branch, Jeffrey Branch, Kevin Barnd, Meliisa Orosco, David Barnd and Maria Barnd and six great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Friday October 5, 2018 at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the Loveland Rotary Kids Pak % Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home 1102 Lincoln Avenue Loveland, CO 80537. Ohio arrangements are entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home – 220 East Main Street Eaton, Ohio. Condolences via

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Eaton, OH 45320

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Eaton, OH 45320


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