Walter Charles Barney, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home with his beloved wife Dorothy at his side.
He was born on October 28, 1930 in Mayfield, NY to the late Walter Curtis and Gladys Barney.
Walter served for 22 years in the U.S. Army with tours of duty in both the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. He spent 11 years stationed in Germany, 5 of this with his wife and family. Walter retired from the Pentagon in 1972 to upstate New York. He spent many years working as a Computer Specialist for the NYS Department of Tax and Finance.
Walter had a curious mind and enjoyed spending hours on his computer or crafting in his wood shop. He and Dorothy spent years traveling together throughout the United States and Nova Scotia in their RV with their bevy of Yorkies and their cats. Walter took great pleasure in visiting with new friends, formerly strangers, when they approached him asking how he managed to train the cats to walk on a leash throughout the many campgrounds they visited.
Walter is survived by the love of his life, Dorothy to whom he was married for 64 years. Together they had 4 children. He is survived by three of his children and their spouses: Walter B and Mara Barney, Jan and Thomas Fiengo and Roger and Erica Barney. Their second child, David Lee, predeceased Walter in 1996. Walter’s legacy continues in his 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S Manning Street, Albany, NY 12208 www.communityhospice.org.
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