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William Kenneth "Bill" Barrett, Sr.

May 09, 1922 - December 25, 2016

William Kenneth "Bill" Barrett, Sr.

William Kenneth “Bill” Barrett, Sr., 94, of Chesapeake Beach passed away December 25, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 9, 1922 in Jersey City, NJ to William James and Grace (White) Barrett. Bill was raised in Englewood, NJ and graduated in 1939 from Dwight D. Morrow High School where he ran track. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering, which later became Rutgers University, in 1943 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After college Bill joined the United States Navy and was stationed at the Naval Research Lab at Randle Cliffs. While there, he met Betty Robertson and they were married November 17, 1945. They made their home in Chesapeake Beach until moving to Mesa, AZ in 1951, to Tulsa OK in 1953, and to Springfield VA in 1957. In 1970 they settled in Huntingtown, where they lived until returning to Chesapeake Beach in 1990. When he retired in 1985, Bill was the head of the research division of the United States Postal Service, through which Bill had several inventions and patents. Bill was always an active member of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Read more>









Funeral Service
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
11:00 AM

Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
8325 Mount Harmony Lane
Owings MD 20736
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MD Veterans Cemetery - Cheltenham
11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham MD 20623
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Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206

P.O. Box 428
Chesapeake Beach MD 20732
Phone : 301-855-6466

Calvert Hospice

P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court
Prince Frederick MD 20678
Phone : 410-535-0892
website: http://calverthospice.org


Tina Lavato
Annapolis, MD
1/5/2017 07:23 PM

Randy and family ~ So sorry for the loss of your dear dad. I will never forget being around him and his friend Mary on our trip to Ireland. They climbed up to the top of the Blarney Castle like champs!

Frank and Janet Cleary
Owings, MD
1/2/2017 08:03 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Frank and Janet Cleary, friends of the family.

Sandy Day
Oxford, PA
1/2/2017 02:38 AM

Dear Jan, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May it comfort you to know many are keeping you near in our thoughts and prayers. Mizpah ~ Sandy

Lynn Gonder
North Beach, MD
12/28/2016 08:50 PM

Dear Jan, so saddened to hear the news about your Dad. Praying for comfort for you as you go through this difficult time. Love to you and family.

ione salkoski
North Beach, MD
12/28/2016 07:47 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. What a great man with many accomplishments! With love, ione

Samantha Bowling
Upper Marlboro, MD
12/28/2016 06:01 PM

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Bigelow
Fredericksburg, VA
12/28/2016 05:50 PM

Dear Jan and Family~ May you feel the love, comfort and peace of all those around you during this time of loss. May all the special memories you have of your Dad warm your heart and remind you that he is ever near to you in spirit. love ~ Debbie


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