BARNES, Thomas H. 70, resident of Tucson, AZ, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves his wife, Beth married 40 years and son, Zachary (wife Jenny); daughter, Margaret Whiteside (husband James); three grandchildren, sister, Jane Barnes and brother, Fred Barnes (wife Gerri) and many nieces and nephews. He was a newspaper reporter for 37 years in Connecticut and Pennsylvania before retiring to Arizona to be near his grandchildren. He was a strong Christian, clinging to the Bible verse "…to live is Christ and to die is gain." A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Fort Lowell, Tucson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marana Community Food Bank, 11734 W. Grier Rd., Marana, AZ 85653 or Northminster Deacons Pantry. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.
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