Robert Francis Barry

August 21, 1929 - April 9, 2005

08/21/1929 - 04/09/2005

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday April 14, 2005
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of the Ascension
405 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
Directions
Service
Friday April 15, 2005
10:00 am
Church of the Ascension
405 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
Directions
Cemetery
Friday April 15, 2005
11:15 am
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions

ROBERT F. BARRY

VIRGINIA BEACH- Robert Francis Barry, 75, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, passed away on April 9, 2005.

Mr. Barry served in the U.S. Navy for 29 years and retired as a Lieutenant. He served during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, a charter member of the Church of the Ascension in Virginia Beach and a founding member of the

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Linda Van Auken Ruegsegger
8 years ago

~Sending you thoughts of comfort and wishes that the many special memories you hold in your heart will help you through this sad time.

Sincerely,

Linda Van Auken Ruegsegger

Diane Arthur
8 years ago

Dear Elizabeth Iam so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, it sounds like you have alot of good memories to hold onto. God Bless Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your family.

Rod Friedmann
8 years ago

Dear Theresa and Family – please accept our deepest condolences on Bob’s death. I got to know you and Bob through Bill Mullaly. I was privileged to be invited to join them as the junior member of the Tides Seasons Ticket holder’s “Seniors Group.” It was a memorable two years with lots of laughs and great “sea stories.” I shared Bob’s passion for the Red Soxs and shared his joy when they won the World Series last year.

I will miss my Navy and baseball buddy, but know he’ll be in the stands with us for all of the games.

Rod Friedmann

Jan Osborough
8 years ago

Dear Theresa and family: We were so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. We have such fond memories of the time we all spent together years ago. Bless you all. Love, Dick and Jan

Hunter C. Phelan II
8 years ago

Mr. Barry and I worked together in the early eighties at Mt. Trashmore Park. We got along well and I learned many things from him that have helped me throughout my career. Even though we did not keep in touch, I would occasionally see him at the Municipal Center and he was always quick with a smile, a wave and a warm hello. We would chat awhile and catch up on each other’s families. He was a genuine man’s man and will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched.

Christine and Timmy Howell
8 years ago

Thank for all the love and support you have given me and my family over the years. We will miss you and the love and cheer you spread.

REX B FITCH JR
8 years ago

Theresa and Family,

I was lucky one Sunday in 1993 to drift into the old parish house at Ascension where the ìmoney countersî were ìhardî at work counting the coins and bills and solving the major problems of the church, the city, the country, and the world. I was there to volunteer to assist, thinking this was just another church group helping out from time to time. I quickly found out that was not the case.

At the heart of the group was Norb. K., Bill M., and, of course Bob Barry thatís with an ìaî not an ìeî-ìIím not a raspberry.î They all made me feel right at home but Bob especially took the time to ìtrainî me on how to keep track of things and how to fill out the Summary Sheet. Little did I know at the time he was training his relief. He was also making a concerted effort to get back to concentrate on counting coins and currency where he could find those commemorative state quarters, Sacajawea dollars, or his favorite, the $2 bill.

Over the Sundays since then all of us who counted the money with Bob heard the pride and joy and fatherly concern he was filled with when he talked about the latest exploits of his beloved Theresa, or Debbie, or Beth, or Teta, or Rob. We heard about them in Maine, in Mississippi, in Pennsylvania, in California, at the Bingo Parlor, wherever and whatever. His family was his priority, his focus and his raison díetre.

Bob was a good friend to me, to the other money counters and to lots of people along his road of life. I respected his solid and very common sense intellect and his strongly held views. He was flexible enough to get along with almost anybody but strong enough to stand up for his principles and do the right thing.

I feel fortunate to have known him for the years I did and I am sure he is someone his family and friends can ìcountî on to watch over them in the years ahead.

He was my friend-and a TRUE one.

He was your Husband, and Father, and Grandfather-and, for me, he was a GREAT one to emulate!

May Bob rest in peace at the right hand of Our Father and with Pope John Paul II who we will now always associate with Bob.

My condolences and thoughts and prayers be with you.

Sincerely,

Rex

Denny and Joyce
8 years ago

Theresa and Family. A short anitdote about Bob that would not be known. Bob was the Electronics Officer and I was the Admin officer at BJU 2. One of our duties was writing the evaluations on the people we supervised. Bob never seemed to have any trouble getting his evaluations approved. The rest of us had to redo several times. Then Bob moved up to the XO position, and all us thought we could just copy what he had written, change the names and maybe a few words, and he could not disapprove the evaluations. We tried this, and we did not know it but Bob had gotten a 4 by 6 inch stamp and each evaluation came back REDO…RESUBMIT!! in red ink in the middle of the page. We finally asked him how he could reject evalutaions that he had basically written as a Department Head, and he laughed and said…”I was a Department Head then….I am Executive office now and I am smarter.” And then he accepted and approved all the evaluations. Just his way of getting a little laugh with us. He was very easy to work for and with.

Over the years we went our separate ways, but still visited and Joyce and I will miss his ready smile and cheerful voice.

Anne Mascelli
8 years ago

To Mrs. Barry, Teta, and Family,

My sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy to all of you. All Teta’s friends in State College are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

Mrs. Jordan
8 years ago

To The Family, I read of your loss and want to express my deepest sympathy. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 which assures us that those who have fallen asleep in death will receive a “resurrection” back to life when the earth is restored back to a paradise. Revelation 21:4 says, “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry no pain be any more.” Please find comfort in these promises. Sincerely,