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Augusta, GA Dr. Fred Barnabei, beloved son, husband, father, and grandfather, entered into rest Monday, December 29, 2014 at Georgia Regents Medical Center. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio and grew up in Weirton, West Virginia. He graduated from Madonna High School and received his Bachelor's degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the University of Tennessee receiving his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology. Fred served as Lieutenant in the United States Navy stationed on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Oriskany in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. Upon receiving his doctorate, Fred became the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center at John Carroll University. He was licensed in the State of Ohio for private practice as a Psychologist. He relocated to Gunnison, Colorado accepting the position of Director of Counseling Services at Western State College. During his time at Western State he became the Vice President for Student Services. Moving to Augusta, Georgia, he was named Vice President for Student Services at Augusta State University. He retired from ASU in 2005 as Vice President for Business and Student Services. He was an avid golfer and loved playing the guitar. He enjoyed traveling in his motorhome to all the continental 48 states during his retirement. Fred was a University of Tennessee football and basketball supporter and fan. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church and the Italian American Club of the CSRA. Fred is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; father Fred A. Barnabei; son Frederick M. Barnabei and wife Catherine; daughter Stacy Loverde and husband Michael; three granddaughters Sydney, Samantha, and Addison Loverde; brother: Richard Barnabei and wife Patti and family. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Attn: Honor and Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

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  1. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the Barnabei family, especially Fred Sr., Rick and Patty. Will miss seeing his kind smiling face when he visited on Fairway Street. God bless you.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Fred’s family. He was a childhood and high school friend of mine. My God’s peace be with Fred.

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Fred Barnabei, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

    US Navy Vietnam Veteran, Fred Barnabei, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€

  4. Dear Barnabei Family, Our deepest sympathies are with the family at this time. You are in our hearts and prayers at his time.

    Mike & Dolores Ference Koper

    Jean Ann Ference Custino

    Ann Marie Ference Leferink

    Mary Jo Ference Otey

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