Obituary of Rita Barnes

Rita Barnes (nee: Lolik), 87, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.  Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Cecilia (Sally Kowalczyk) Lolik. Rita graduated from Scotia Glenville HS and worked at the Wallace Co. in Schenectady as a sales associate.

Rita married James C. Barnes Sr. on September 5, 1948. They raised a family in Glenville, NY where they were members of Centre Glenville UM Church. Rita enjoyed her flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.  Rita loved dogs too. She worked over 30 years at Golden Ridge Kennels through several owners and helped deliver untold numbers of puppies.

She was predeceased by her beloved James Sr. and her brother, Edwin Lolik.

Survivors include her sons, Jay (Amanda) Barnes, Brian (Sharon) Barnes and James (Sherry) Barnes Jr.; her brother, David Lolik and sisters, Cynthia Lolik and Sally Uliano. Rita leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Thomas Barnes, Thomas McNamara, Jason, Brandi and Austin Barnes; several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call on Monday, April 2, from 10 AM-11:45 AM at Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. East Glenville. Funeral services will begin at 12 PM with Rev. Eric Kerwath officiating. Graveside committal services at Evergreen Memorial Park in Colonie followed by a reception at Jay's home at 1507 S. Shore Rd. Hadley, NY 12835. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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