Donald D. Barney was born in Sacramento on April 2, 1956, and died on November 5, 2019, at age 63. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mildred Barney. A 1974 graduate of Bella Vista High School, Don also attended American River College and California State University, Sacramento. Don worked as a Recreation Specialist for Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District, Sacramento County and City of Sacramento.
Don’s other work and passion was coaching baseball, football and basketball at Mira Loma, Bella Vista and Mesa Verde High Schools. He also coached the Optimist High School All Star Baseball and Football games, as well as American Legion Baseball for many years. Don mentored and coached thousands of high school athletes in the Sacramento area.
Don is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janice Barney, and three stepchildren he loved and of whom he was very proud, Garrick Galvez (Jennifer), Richard Galvez (Christina), and Erin Galvez (Josh Otto). He is also survived by his brother, Ronald Barney; nephews Nick and Mike; grandchildren Kayla, Dulcinea, Garrick Jr., and Gabriel; and sister- and brother-in-law, Deborah and Al Curras. The family wishes to thank Dr. Antoine Sayegh and the staff at the Kaiser Roseville Oncology Center and the ICU for all their support and care of Don during his illness.
Friends are welcome for visitation on Tuesday, November 26, from 4:00‑5:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights. Burial services will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville.
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