Bruce Barnes started Barnes Memorials in 1992 in the Tri County Mall in Baldwinsville NY.  Don Cole, founder of Cole Muffler, gave Bruce the space to meet with families and initially start Barnes Memorials.

Bruce grew his business by serving the community of Baldwinsville, Syracuse, Phoenix and surrounding areas until his retirement from the industry in the mid 2010s.  Bruce’s daughter Rebecca became involved in the business full time and upon Bruce’s retirement Rebecca took ownership of the business.

In early 2018 the business again changed ownership, to Shawn Boshart, licensed funeral director, and founder of Oswego County Monuments.  Shawn brings 30 years of experience in the memorial industry to continue the work and tradition of Barnes Memorials by serving the Central New York community.