JOHN AUGUST BARLOW John August Barlow, age 82, a long-time resident of Boulder City, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. John was born on November 12, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Clint and Hazel Barlow. He moved to Boulder City in 1942 and graduated from Boulder City High School in 1955. After studying Russian at the U.S. Army Language School at The Presidio of Monterey, California, he served three years in the U.S. Army as a Russian voice intercept operator for the U.S. Army Security Agency. He then spent the next 41 years of his life as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Boulder City from 1959 to 2000. A strong supporter of the second amendment, John was a member of the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club and a life member of the NRA. Upon his re-tirement, he received the Meritorious Service Award from the U.S. Postal Service for having the highest sick leave balance of over 4500 employees in Southern Nevada, and for working for over 40 years without an accident. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn; children, Julie (Robert) Murray and John (Pamela) Barlow; step-chil-dren, Tom (Debbie) Sullivan, Barry (Kelly) Sullivan, and Brigid (David) Joseph; grandchildren, Mitchell (Serretta) Barlow, Ashley (Kolby) Robinson, Torrey (Landon) Moyes), Melanie O'Connor, Whitney (Jeff) Cox, Aidan Murray, and Clairese Murray; step-grandchildren, Kira (Nathan) Keller, Shanna Sullivan, Kelsey (Anna) Sullivan, Michael (Karlee) McNeill, Shane Joseph, Sara Joseph, Alan Sullivan, Bryson Sullivan, and Kailey Sullivan; 16 great-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren. John is pre-ceded in death by his parents, Clint and Hazel Barlow. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later time after restrictions from COVID-19 have been lifted. Services are pending.
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Published in Boulder City Review on May 14, 2020.