December 3 2017: BARNELL, Edward Joseph

Of Silver Spring, MD, passed away peacefully at his home on November 27, 2017. Son of the late Jennie and Joseph Barnell. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Audrey Maxwell (Barr/Brown) Barnell; his step daughter, Melissa Hurley (Gerry); grandchildren Henry and River Mansueti. “Ed” was born in Brooklyn NY, attended Brooklyn Technical High School, RCA Institute and Hofstra University. As an electronics engineer at AIL on Long Island he designed equipment for NASA’s Rosman, NC Satellite Tracking Station during the peak years in the space program as well as monitoring devices for the Skate class of nuclear submarines. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph; sister Dolores (Gay) Healy, as well as nieces Cathy, Mia, Lisa and nephew, Glenn. A nephew, Jed, and niece, Gail, predeceased him. A Celebration of Life service is planned for January 20, 2018 at Grace Episcopal Church,1607 Grace Church Rd., Silver Spring, MD at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to Montgomery Hospice Home Care, 1355 Piccard Drive, Ste. 100, Rockville, MD 20850.
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