William Barrett

Obituary of William Barrett

William (Bill) Barrett, age 93, passed peacefully to the Lord's arms May 4, 2021. He was born to John and Mary (Wynn) Barnett May 21, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. After Bill's mother passed when he was just 4, Bill, his sister Anne and brother Jack were welcomed into the home of their Uncle Tom, Aunt Anna and cousin Ted Toale in Haddonfield, PA. Bill graduated from Haddonfield High School in 1945 and eagerly entered the Army that same year.

After discharge, he entered and graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He then entered an internship with RCA in Indianapolis, where he met and married "the prettiest girl in Indiana," Evaleen Jo Osborn in 1954. Together they raised 5 children, Bill (Jonene), Denise (John) Raymond, Pat (Suzanne), Michael (Terumi), Mary (Bob) Andreas.

After completion of his internship with RCA, Bill was promoted and then transferring to Cambridge, OH in 1955. In 1965, Bill was promoted with RCA and transferred to Van Nuys, CA. He continued his career with ITT Federal Electric at Vanderbury AFB and retired with ITT Gilfillan in Van Nuys, CA as Vice President of Human Relations. Bill and Jo reired and moved to Temecula, CA 1993.

Bill was proceeded in death by his brother Jack, sister Anne, and son Bill. He is survived by his wife Jo of 67 years, his four children, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Bill and Jo were in the new member class of Grace Presbyterian Church at its present location. Both were active members in the church and have received extraordinary love and support from their church family.

Bill was an avid reader, a conversationalist, possessed an exceptional wit, had a passion for jazz and the big bands, and surrounded himself with good people. Bill exemplified the definition of the "greatest generation." Bill was loved by all and will be missed by all.

Church Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church 31143 Nicolas Rd. Temecula, CA on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Honors Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 29th, 11:00 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital/Bill Barrett Memorial Fund.

Services are in the care of England Family Mortuary.

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Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Friday, May 28, 2021
Grace Presbyterian Church
31143 Nicolas Rd
Temecula, California, United States


11:00 am
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, California, United States
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