John R. Barnes
March 25, 1952 - April 5, 2011

John R. Barnes, 59, passed away suddenly in his home Tuesday April 5, 2011. A celebration of Johnís life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 10 at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. He was a partner with his brother Steve and father Bob in Pneumatics Unlimited Inc. and is the current owner of Audio Unlimited in Denver.

John was born on March 25, 1952 in Wilmington, OH and moved to Colorado in the early 70ís. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, CO. Before partnering in 1982 with his brother and father he worked as a salesman in industrial distribution.

John enjoyed many passions. His love of music inspired him to start Audio Unlimited, and he made many wonderful friends in the process. He raced his favorite car, an Alfa Romeo, with the Sports Car Club of America, and enjoyed 4 wheeling with his wife and beloved dogs. John was a renaissance man who loved reading, music, wine, meeting new people, and enjoying all of his friends.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Pam Buhl, his mother Sue, Sisters Cindy Barnes-Chazin (David), Cheryl Brereton, brothers Steve (Linda), Mark (Pat) and Paul Barnes, and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


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Favorite music shared with John, selected by friends and family

Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground - Willie Nelson
Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
Boots of Spanish Leather - Bob Dylan
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Can I Get a Witness - Marvin Gaye
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Danny Boy - Harry Belafonte
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Oleta Adams
I Shall Be Released - Jack Johnson with ALO
Imagine - Neil Young
Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte
Kiko and the Lavender Moon - Los Lobos
Like a Hurricane - Neil Young
Little Martha - The Allman Brothers Band
Love Shack - The B-52's
Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Loving A Hurricane - John Hiatt
My Old Man - Steve Goodman
The Parting Glass - The Pogues
Perfectly Good Guitar - John Hiatt
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Souvenirs - Steve Goodman
Spooky Girlfriend - Elvis Costello
Sylvie - Harry Belafonte
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Treetop Flyer - Stephen Stills
Two More Bottles of Wine - Emmylou Harris
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
What I Like About - Stanford Acapella
When the Ship Comes In - Bob Dylan
A White Shade of Pale - Annie Lennox
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
33, 45, 78 (Record Time) - Kathy Mattea
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson


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