Passing of Bobby Barnett


Passing of Bobby Barnett – May 7th, 2024

Sad to report the passing of Chapter member Bobby Barnett, communicated to us by his wife Grace this week. He passed away in hospital after a brief illness.

Bobby’s career and interest had a major component of aviation throughout and he joined the Chapter as part of the Chapter’s purchase of the PA-22 Pacer Restoration Project. He quickly established himself as a regular contributor to the group through volunteering at events including all of our Pancake Breakfasts. Illness prevented Bobby from attending more recent meetings and events from his home in NJ where I kept in-touch with Bobby and Grace.

Bobby’s obituary, including the date/time of services can be found here.

I’m pleased that I took Bobby & Grace’s photo (below) at the airport Air Show some time ago, and that I sent them a copy. Nice people.

We send our best wishes and condolences to Grace, to his family and to his friends. A Chapter member ‘Gone West’.

Mike Parry
President, EAA Chapter 240