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John Barry, 61, of Brookfield, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 14, 2017) at Liberty Health Care.
John was born in Greenville on Dec. 17, 1955, to Vincent and Gloria (Rutter) Barry.
After graduating from Brookfield High School in 1974, John proudly served his country in the Army.
Over the years, John worked for Koppers, Cottage Gardens and Dutch Hill Landscaping before retiring after 11 years from Ivor J. Lee.
He was also the coinventor of the Body Keeper, a protective body vest used in sports.
Active in his community, John was a volunteer with the Brookfield Police Department and graduated from its Citizens Patrol course. He also assisted with the Hubbard Kiwanis Haunted House.
He loved fishing and camping and could frequently be found at Shenango River Lake. He also was a great cook and loved making chicken on the spit for his family and friends. John enjoyed playing bingo as well.
John is survived by: his children, Christine (John) Bloom, Shawn Barry and Brian Barry; his "wife," Barbara Barry; his granddaughters, who made him very happy, Victoria, Isabella, Elizabeth and Sophia; his brother, Vincent Barry; his sister, Mary (Dennis) Gill; and his step-brothers Mark and Lee Hodom.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Patty Barry and Rose Curtain.
Published on October 14, 2017
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