Barry F. Wilson Barry, fondly affectionate husband, loving and passionate father, brother, and friend, quietly left us on March 4, 2009. Barry was such a big man - a big man of heart, stature, and dedication. And he is leaving a very big empty void in his family's life. He was the tall man you spotted in a crowd with silver hair, a booming voice and great laugh. His life revolved around his family, his work, his music and God. He was a brilliant inventor, a creator, a musician, a story teller, and someone you never forgot. We will miss his tales, his gestures, his "barryisms" and his loving protection. Barry was truly bigger than life. We miss him so. Barry was born in Hamilton, Canada on March 10, 1941. He started Paragon/Wilson Inc. in 1988, and became renown as a designer of custom machinery with over 6 patents in his name in the food industry. He and his family have lived in Rolling Hills Estates since 1997. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Mary; his four children: Malama (14), Barrington (17), Jan Michael, and Brian; his brother Warren (Bonnie) Wilson and his sister Geraldine (Tony) Virgilio. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Trisagion starting at 7p.m, followed by a reception in the Rice Lighthouse Room. The funeral service will be held at the Chapel at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 9am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park.

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  1. Dear Mary, Malama and Barrington, We want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of your wonderful husband and father.We will miss his great sense of humor and smiling face.May his memory live on forever in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Elias, Dina, Eleni and Natasa Eleftheriou

  2. Dearest Mary-Ann; Our hearts fill with great saddness. We offer our prayers and love to you and your family. Please let us know if we can help you anyway.

  3. Barry was a unique, genuine, caring person. He was one of a kind. I was blessed to know him. He always made you smile and frequently had me laughing, even though it was usually when I was on the receivig end of one of his loving little jabs. You could tell Barry loved and enjoyed people. What a bright intellect he had. He never ceased to amaze me with his ability to create and the breadth of his curiosity.

  4. Mary We are very sorry for your loss. I know we have not touched bases in many years, but you were a part of my past and my condolescnces go to you and your family. fondly Alan and Sandy Leon

  5. Dear Mary, Barrington and Malama, we have many memories of times when the boys, Ryder and Barrington, were young. Barry always made us feel welcome in your home and I remember how his booming voice filled the house with joy. I can still picture how happy the children were when Barry arrived home and how he always seemed happy to have guests. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the future.

  6. Dear Mary, Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We’ve kept in touch through the years by christmas cards and it was always a joy to see how your children have grown up. Hope you can feel the big hug we wish to give you.

  7. Mr. Wilson was a great inspiring man. I knew him as an involved member of my boy scout troop, a friends father, and a neighbor. I remember Him as a happy old man with a young heart who was dedicated to what he did. He helped me out through my scouting career. The help that Mr.Wilson and Barrington gave at my Eagle project was much appreciated. I remember he would always stop and say hello when I was outside my house with friends. He would drive by in his signature white cadillac, roll down the window say something witty then drive off as we all laughed. His sense of humor was one of his great attributes. My wishes go out to the the Wilson family. Mr. Wilson was a great man and his successes as a business man and a family man are very inspiring to me. HE WILL BE MISSED.

  8. I wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear about Barry passing away. I worked for Lyco Foods in the late 70’s..early 80’s I almost never look at the obituaries. I was sitting on a plane Sat. am and for some reason I felt the need to take a look and there was Barry I am so sad Only my own Father had a bigger influence on me than Barry. In fact…back then, I was not willing to admit that my father knew what he was talking about. Barry could and did say some of the same things at work that I used to hear at home. Honor..respect…hard work..integrity I just want you to know that I still miss and think of Mollie and now I will miss and think Barry. I will pray for him to be safe in heaven.

  9. To Mary, Malama, and Barrington, Barry was the hit of the camping trips! His breakfast could not be beat. The mounds of food were legendary. We will fondly remember those trips with all of you. We will think of him always.

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