Mr. Lloyd W. Barnwell, age 85, of West Songbird Rd, Bradford, PA, formerly of Salamanca, NY, died Wednesday, (June 6, 2007) at Bradford Regional Hospital.
Born July 5, 1921 in Winthrop Mass, he was the son of the late William and Eleanor Peterson Barnwell. He was married to the former Betty Shores who predeceased him in 1996.
Mr. Barnwell was a veteran of the United States Army Corp, and the United States Air Force where he served as a captain in the European Theater. After the World War II, he was a test pilot, flying the first jets for the United States.
He was the owner of Barnwell Construction Company in Salamanca, NY. He designed and built the Seneca Iroquois National Museum and renovated the Rail Museum in Salamanca, NY.
Mr. Barnwell was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. During the relocation due to the construction of the Kinzua Dam, he and his mother aided in the identification of the grave sites.
Surviving is one brother Mr. Kenneth (Mary Lou) Barnwell, Mt. Clemens MI, one sister, Mrs. Phyllis (Francis) Huxley, Gross Point Park, MI, 3 nephews, 1 niece and his loving companion of the last ten years Helen Wygant, with whom he resided.
Friends may call on Friday, June 8, 2007 from 2- 4 & 7-9 P.M. at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Marvin Abrams, pastor of the Jimersontown Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial will be in Steamburg Cemetery, Steamburg, New York.