Marchand Samuel Barnett, the eldest of two sons born July 19, 1956 in Easton, Maryland to Howard Sr. and Joan Thomas Barnett of St. Michaels, Maryland. Following a short illness he departed his heavenly home on March 1, 2008 at Southern Maryland Medical Center (Clinton, MD)\n \n Marchand was educated in St. Michaels from kindergarten to twelth grade, graduating from St. Michaels High School in 1974.\n \n He attended Morgan State College now Morgan State University fro two years. Upon leaving Morgan he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired in 1999 after serving 23 A� years. He also served two years in Desert Storm.\n \n Marchand graduated from National Louis University (Fairfax, Virginia) in 1999 receiving a BS in Management.\n \n At age ten Marchand joined Union United Methodist Church (St. Michaels, MD) under Rev. John W. Coleman where he was active in church school and youth group under the leadership of Mrs. Elois M. Chester.\n \n Upon entering the Air Force, Marchand was stationed many places and became associated with many religions. While stationed in Sacramento, California he entered into the Baptist faith. In 2006 he joined Union Baptist Church in Easton, Md where he became a dedicated and faithful member during this time.\n \n Marchand had numerous hobbies and activities that he enjoyed. He was an avid sports fan and was always up for a spirited debate. When it came to his hometown Orioles, Redskins or Wizards. He had a special affection for college basketball and often spent time with family and friends discussing who is your pick for the final four. From a young age, Marchand had a passion and love for dogs. Over the years he maintained that love and became part of a group that bred, trained and showed Rottweillers in obedience competitions.\n \n He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Howard, Sr. and Joan (St. Michaels, MD); a brother, Howard, Jr. (Easton, MD); a son, Aaron (Baltimore, MD); a daughter, Ileshia (Lithonia, GA); a nephew, Jawaun Copper (Easton, MD) and numerous cousins and good friends.\n \n Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2008, 1pm at Union Baptist Church 233 Glenwood Ave Easton, Maryland. Interment will follow in Charles Thomas Memorial Park St. Michaels, Maryland\n \n There will be a viewing Friday evening 6-8 pm Union United Methodist Church Fremont St St. Michaels, MD.