Bernard “Barney” Carnino | Obituary

Barney was born March 16, 1921 in Black Diamond, Washington. He was one of five children born to Louis and Tersilla Carnino. The Lord called him home on December 15, 2023 while surrounded by his loving family.

He was raised in Black Diamond where he graduated from high school. He joined the Army Air Corp and returned home to begin his automotive mechanic career. He opened Carnino Brother’s Garage in Black Diamond in 1947. He married his wife, Kathryn, in 1949 and together they raised their family in Auburn. He sold his business in 1981 when he began working for the Auburn School District Transportation Department. He “retired” at the age of 70. His career was his passion and he continued to do automotive work until age 99.

Barney was a gifted mechanic, had a love for hunting, fishing, watching sports, reading the newspaper, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was the proudest Papa to his beloved grandchildren.

He will always be remembered for helping others, his strong faith, compassion, sincerity, gift of gab, honesty and for being humble. He made all that came in contact with him feel special and he had an unwavering love and commitment to his family.

Dad was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Kathryn Czeczok Carnino, siblings; Angelo Carnino, Mary Byron, John Carnino & Judith Carnino. Barney is survived by his five children, Carolyn Carnino (Lou Faehnrich), Barney Carnino (Irina), Kathy Carnino, Cheri Rink (Jim), Paul Carnino (Dawn) and 6 precious grandchildren, John Rubattino, Bo Peterson, Katie & Maria Rink, Turner & Kesler Carnino, several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church on 12/21/23 and can be viewed at or on Facebook

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation or a cancer research foundation of your choice.