March 10, 1941 ~ March 4, 2009
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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