Obituary of Ann Barnes
Ann Barnes was born in Dallas, Penna. and resided in Syracuse since 1972. She was a graduate of Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, Penna. Ann was a professional musician and entertainer. She was involved in the fitness business over 25 years and was fitness director and recreation specialist at The Solvay Youth Ctr., The Downtown YMCA, The Salvation Army Golden Age Ctr., Greenpoint, The Oaks at Dewitt and The Nottingham. She worked at Hillbrook Detention Ctr. in the 70’s and substituted in the Westhill School District. She was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Onondaga Hill Fire Dept. She was a volunteer with Sunshine Friends doing pet visitations and animal therapy with her dogs Ted and Kate. She was a Big Sister with P.E.A.C.E. Inc. She was a member of The Spirit of Syracuse Chorus, The Syracuse Pops Chorus, Bellevue United Methodist Church, Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church, The Updowntowners, The Onondaga Ski Club, The ZONTA Club of Syracuse, The AFM Local 78 Musicians Union, The L’Pool Elks Lodge, and The Salt City New Horizons Orchestra. Ann was currently employed by ARISE, Inc. and Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Eleanor Barnes and several Aunts and Uncles. Survivors include her brother Jack (Andrea), Nephew Jack III (Mary), Nephew Jim (Kathleen), grand nephews Daniel, Luke, Grace, Michael and Carson Barnes, “Little Sisters” Ashley Spink and Anna Matthews Logan and many, many friends. A celebration service was held February 9, 2020, Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church at 4797 Makyes Road, Syracuse, NY 13215. Contributions may be sent to Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church, 4797 Makyes Road, Syracuse, NY 13215, or to the Onondaga Fire Dept., 4831 Velasko Road, Syracuse, New York 13215.