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Byron G. (Barney) Carney Jr.

February 28, 1948 - June 25, 2015


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

June 25, 2015


Age 67

Birth Date:

February 28, 1948

Birth Place:

Waverly, New York

Service Information:

Monday, June 29, 2015, 6:00 P.M. Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Byron G. (Barney) Carney Jr.

Byron G. Carney, Jr. (“Barney”), age 67, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Barney was born February 28, 1948, the son of the late Byron G. Carney, Sr. and Caroline Rose Carney.

He married the former Diane Smith on May 25, 1968 in Sayre, PA. He served in the United States Army from 1968 through 1971 in Germany. He worked at Swingle’s NAPA store in Sayre for 34 years as a machine shop operator. He was employed as the parts manager at Joe’s Marine at the time of his death.

Barney loved anything to do with cars and auto racing, especially NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He loved to travel with his wife to Lancaster, PA and Ocean City, MD.

Barney is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diane, at home; his sister, Margaret and her husband, Larry Keener, of Milan, PA; brother, James Carney, of Milan, PA; sister, Carol, in Alaska; brother, David and his wife, Sharon, of Lakeland, FL;  aunt Mary Ann Shannon, in Florida, and uncle  George and aunt Marie Rose, in Mississippi;  several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, several cousins, and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ed and Bea Smith, his grandmother, Anna Rose, and his grandfather.

A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday, June 29, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration  of Barney’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring his memory at 6:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity. Those wishing may visit our Facebook Page or send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Barney’s family in “obituaries” at

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