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Obituary: Charles “Chuck” Richard Barnosky

Posted: 10:39 AM, May 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-05 12:39:47-04

Charles “Chuck” Richard Barnosky passed away Saturday, April 20, in Bozeman, Montana. He was 85.

Chuck was born on December 22, 1933 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Frank Barnosky and Mary Barsczcowski. A 1952 graduate of St. Basil’s High School, Charles completed his undergraduate degree at Mansfield State College in 1961. He then began teaching science and coaching baseball and basketball at Moorestown High School in New Jersey. He then obtained his Masters from Franklin & Marshall College in 1971, and began work on his PhD at Princeton. Chuck was a Navy pilot in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956.

Charles married Paula Ann Marinak in 1966, and together, they had a daughter, Anne.

In 1993, Chuck retired as a teacher and supervisor from the Moorestown Township (NJ) School System after more than 32 years of service. Two years later his wife Paula retired and they relocated to Bozeman Montana. Paula preceded Chuck in death in 2013.

An avid sportsman, Chuck enjoyed all of the adventure Montana offered from skiing and fly fishing to hiking, camping and hunting. He also appreciated a very good steak.

A storyteller and a private man at the same time, Charles was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, Frank Barnosky (1972); Walter “Butch” Barnosky (2014); and, Marian C. Gardner (1995).

Chuck is survived by two brothers, John “Jack” Barnosky of Dushore, PA and Raymond (Nikki) Barnosky of Lake Ariel, PA. Additionally, he is survived by his daughter Anne Nadelson of Boulder, CO and his four beloved and admired grandchildren; Amelia “Alex”, Calder, Jasper and Mathilda.

There will be no services held, but the family will be receiving friends on Thursday, April 25, from 4:00-7:00pm at the Barnosky residence in Bozeman.