Barnish, Richard A.

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Richard A. Barnish was born in 1925, probably in Chicopee, MA, the son of John Barnish and Evelyn. His brother and sisters were:


He was a crane follower in the turbine department of the General. Electric Co., in Schenectady for 25 years.


Army Veteran of World War II


Knox - High Point Cemetery - Richard A. Barnish 1921 - 1991

Richard A. Barnish died March 23, 1991 and was buried at Knox - High Point Cemetery –


Richard A. Barnish Obituary - Altamont Enterprise - March 28, 1991


KNOX —Richard A. Barnish, 66, of Township Road, died at home Saturday after a long illness.

Born and raised in Chicopee, Mass., Barnish moved to Schenectady in 1950 and to Knox in 1955. He was a crane follower in the turbine department of the General Electric Co., in Schenectady for 25 years.

Barnish was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church and a member of Boyd Hilton Poet 7062, VFW, both in Altamont.

Survivors include two sisters, Delia "Barney" Palombo of Knox and Lama Belisle of North Truro,. Mass; and a brother; Francis E. Barnish Of Knox.

A service was held Tuesday at St. Lucy's Church. Burial will be later in the spring in High Point Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Schenectady or to the Altamont Rescue Squad.

Altamont Enterprise - March 28, 1991

Additional Media

1930 United States Federal Census about Richard Barnish
Name: Richard Barnish
Home in 1930: Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: George Belanger
Mother's name: Irene Belanger
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
George Belanger 43
Irene Belanger 48
John Barnish 47
Evelyn Barnish 40
Francis Barnish 10
Delia Barnish 7
Richard Barnish 5
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts; Roll: 906; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 265.0.
Source Information: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT,

Social Security Death Index about Richard A. Barnish
Name: Richard A. Barnish
SSN: 029-16-2889
Last Residence: 12009 Altamont, Albany, New York, United States of America
Born: 18 Mar 1925
Died: 25 Mar 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 029-16-2889;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951. Source Information: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Richard A Barnish
Name: Richard A Barnish
Birth Year: 1925
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
State of Residence: Massachusetts
Enlistment Date: 7 Jun 1943
Enlistment State: Massachusetts
Enlistment City: Springfield
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 44
Weight: 349
Source Information: National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.