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Frank B. Barnwell

Frank Barnwell 33, born November 1, 1978 (All Saints Day) was welcomed into Heavens gates on June 24, 2012.

Survived by his mother Anne Markle, father Frank Barnwell, stepfather James Markle, sister Jessica Barnwell, nephew Jordan Gwynn, son Frank Barnwell, Jr. and daughter Alexus Barnwell as well as many friends whom he truly cherished.

Frankie was born and grew up in Ulster County. He graduated a year early from Rondout Valley High School in 1996. He continued on to become a master pizza dough maker, managing Napolis Pizzaria in New Paltz and later on to Picnic Pizza. Frankie had a strong connection with nature and was passionate about sharing all of his knowledge. Frankie was a caring, selfless, free spirited man who touched the lives of everyone he knew. He was loved and respected by many and will forever be with us.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 29th from 11:30am to 2:30pm followed by a eulogy given by his sister and close friends at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home. A graveside service will immediately follow at Pine Bush Cemetery followed by a scattering of his ashes in the mountains.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Frankie's name to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Hudson Valley New York Chapter, P.O. Box 266, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

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Courtney C - July 2nd, 2012 at 2:44pm - Email
RIP Frankie. I never thought this would happen. You are wonderful guy and I won't ever forget the times we talked and kidded around when our lives crossed for a short period of time in Rhinebeck. You are loved.

John Gwynn - June 29th, 2012 at 10:46pm - Email
I loved you like a brother,you taught me the value of life.I will miss you bro but i will always remember your carefree attitude towards life...

christine wynkoop - June 28th, 2012 at 7:37am - Email
I was deeply saddened to hear of Frankie's passing, and it breaks my heart that he is gone. He was a kind, gentle,loving soul. He was one also one of my very favorite students. He was so intelligent and a breath of fresh air. I know he loved his family very much because he spoke of them often. When he was in school, Jordan was just a baby and Frankie would talk about him with such love. He stopped in the HS a while back and although he seemed to be struggling a bit, he told me about his own kids with the same light in his eyes that he always had when speaking of Jordan years ago. Keep your memories close to you heart and know that he will be watching over all of his family and friends whom he loved dearly. Rest in Peace Frankie. <3

Skip & Kathy Marks of High Falls, NY - June 28th, 2012 at 12:15am - Email
Frank Was Like One Of My Boys. He Was Friends With My Two Boys Shawn & Brad When He Lived In High Falls Park.I Remember Him Here Playing BasketBall With The Boys In Are Drive Way. He Was A Good Kid when He Was Here. Frank You Will Be Missed. RIP Sweet Heart And Thanks For The Good Time We Had Here With You, Kathy & Skip.<3

Elisa Shafran - June 27th, 2012 at 7:02pm - Email
Frankie was an extremely intelligent and campasionate person. The world will miss out on the potential gifts he could yet have given! I feel the pain of his loss. ....... He will live in my thoughts, always! Elisa Shafran

Michele Osterhoudt Avery - June 27th, 2012 at 5:12pm - Email
I am sorry for your loss to know Frankie was to LOVE Frankie. He lived with my ex & I years ago and he was such an AMAZING young man , he loved my kid's & would often play & help them with there homework. God Bless his family xoxooxxo

Nancy McDowell - June 27th, 2012 at 2:10pm - Email
Rest peacefully Frankie. I will always remember you as the happy little boy bringing me flowers on stage. God Bless.

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