Shawn T. Barry

September 18, 1982 - December 7, 2003

09/18/1982 - 12/07/2003

Past Services

Friday December 12, 2003
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Saturday December 13, 2003
Park View Memorial
Waddles Run Rd., RD 4, Box 127
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-1320 La | Directions
Saturday December 13, 2003
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Shawn T. Barry, 21, went to his grandparents’ side on Sunday, December 7, 2003.
A resident of Vista Avenue, Wheeling, he was born on September 18, 1982 in Wheeling, the son of Daniel K. and Eleanor L. Bechtel Barry.
He was a 2001 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in June 2001 serving as a Fire Control Technician stationed aboard the USS Laboon DDG 58 in Norfolk, VA. He was also a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ed and Betty Barry, his maternal grandmother, Eleanor Lally Bechtel, and an uncle, David Hedger.
Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Jennifer L. Barry, Stephanie M. Barry, and Allison R. Barry all at home. His maternal grandfather, Joseph P. Bechtel; uncles and aunts, Bill and Theresa Barry, Ed and Joyce Rose, Judie Hedger, Sue Eberhard, Joe Bechtel, Tom Bechtel, Mark and Donna Kemp, Mitch and Beth Carp and Ed and Mary Jo McGinley, and numerous cousins.
"If we cannot give him honor, while he’s here to praise, then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper might say, "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING FOR A VETERAN DIED TODAY!"
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2003 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where a 4 p.m. vigil service will be held.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. James Sobus as celebrant. Following Mass, a military graveside service with full honors will be held at Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Ronna & Paul,Paul Jr., Tyler & Luke Harto
8 years ago

Ellie & Chubby & Family,

We would like for you all to know that you’re all in our thoughts and prayers today and always. If you need anything please call. We will miss Shawn very much.

Steve Carter
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Shawns family and friends at this time of sorrow. Shawn always accepted me as I was and was there to help me if needed. Shawn’s parents have lost a great son, his sisters – a great brother, the navy – a great sailor, and me – a great friend. Shawn, this is not good-bye, but, till we meet again.

Sincerely, Steve Carter

Kim Carter
8 years ago

Words cannot begin to express our sorrow and sympathy to Shawn’s family and friends. It always meant so much to us the way that Shawn treated Steve as “just one of the guys”. Steve really enjoyed talking to Shawn on the phone when Shawn would call Amanda and the whole gang would be there and they’d all get to catch up with what was going on in Shawn’s corner of the world. He will be greatly missed by many. Our prayers are will Shawn and his family and friends.

With our sincere condolence.

Rich & Kim Carter