William E Barry, Jr

Born: Thu., Jul. 28, 1932
Died: Mon., Apr. 3, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Fri., Apr. 07, 2017
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Apr. 07, 2017
Location: Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum

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William E. Barry, Jr., of Middletown, MD., passed away on April 3, 2017. Born in Eckhart Mines, MD on July 28, 1932 he was a son of the late William Sr. and Clementine Ward Barry. He is survived by his loving wife Helen and three sons: Mark (wife Cindy, son Matthew, and daughter Meaghan), Steve (son Kyle), and Chris (wife Tina and son Patrick).

William graduated from Beall High School, Frostburg State University, and Western Maryland College. He also played saxophone and clarinet in a dance band. William served four years in the U.S. Navy, including time aboard the U.S.S. Cabot aircraft carrier in the Koran War. After his service, he worked in Frederick County as a school teacher, principal, and supervisor of personnel until his retirement. During retirement, William and Helen belonged to a dance club and took many enjoyable bus trips all over the U.S. and Canada.

We will greatly miss our wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. The family will receive friends on Friday April 7 from 10 AM until 11:30 AM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 1 PM on Friday April 7 at the Chapel Mausoleum in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick. Deacon George Sisson of Holy Family Catholic Community Church will officiate. Entombment will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Community Church, 7321 Burkittsville Rd., Middletown, MD 21769

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Bob Byers
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
I worked with in the Frederick County School System and he was a pleasant perso to work with! May he Rest in Peace!888

Billie Willis Laughland
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Bill was a kind and helpful man, whom I met working for Frederick County Public Schools. He was always ready to share a warm smile and offer a caring comment. May he rest in peace.

Peg (Buterbaugh) Marr
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I remember him from our years together at Frostburg State University, class of 1959. Rest in peace, Bill.

John E Walker
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
Helen, and family, Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He always remain in my memory and heart. The four years of college and the great A & P were a wonderful education and experience ! The weekend visits to your apartment were something else too!! God bless Bill, you and your family! Jack Walker

   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
Dear Barry Family - Bill was my middle school principal at Thurmont Middle School and many years later we worked together at the Board of Education on Church Street. I cannot even begin to explain the respect and love I had for this wonderful individual. Did not matter what job title you had behind your name, he treated everyone wonderful How blessed you were to have had him as a husband, father and grandfather.

Michael Creager
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
I was in a great number of fights in Thurmont Middle School. The reason was my last name, it rhymes with the worst word in the English language. I spent a lot of time in Mr. Barry's office. Mr. Barry was the kind of person that all the School kids there respected and loved.

Thank You Bill, with all my love and great respect to You, Helen and all the Barry Family.

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