Raymond D. Barney, 87, Black River

BLACK RIVER, NY —  Raymond Douglas Barney, 87, of West Remington Street, Black River, NY, passed away Oct. 18, 2021, at the Hospice Residence of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm, after a long illness.

Raymond was born Sept. 4, 1934, to Floyd and Catherine (Cook) Barney.  He attended schools in Theresa and Copenhagen.

He married Sarah Wooledge on Jan. 20, 1963, and the couple raised their children at Sarah’s childhood home in Black River.

Raymond retired as a bus driver from Carthage Central School District.

He loved the New York Yankees, tending his vegetable garden, his 1953 Buick, and anything Elvis.

Among his survivors are his beloved wife, Sarah Barney; three daughters and a son in law, Sonya Barney (Paul Vandermill) of Adams Center, Donna Jackson, of Rome, and Dale Morrow, of Watertown; two sons  and their wives, Douglas (Melissa) Barney, of Las Vegas and Irving (Althea) Barney of Vernon; seven grandchildren; Dana Huber, Jay Jackson, Danielle Peters, Alexis Ebberly, Kelsey Espina, Kiara Barney, and Nyah Barney and two great grandchildren; and sister Aretta Waite, of Watertown.

He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Irving and a sister, Mary Secor.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 22, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River. The funeral service will follow at noon on Friday at the Black River Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Raymond’s many caregivers, the Black River Ambulance Squad, and the staff at Hospice of Jefferson County for their kindness and thoughtful care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Black River Ambulance Squad, PO Box 95, Black River, NY, 13612; or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences may be made at www.brucefh.com