Barry
Allen, Barry Ross, a 22-year resident of Redondo Beach and Rolling Hills Estates, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2005, in Torrance. Born in Cadiz, KY on November 5, 1947, Barry was 57. Barry was a member of the IEEE and was a recepient of the Space Technology Hall of Fame. He is survived by wife, Janice Allen of Rolling Hills Estates; mother; Bernice Allen of KY; daughter, Jennifer Chen of Rolling Hills Estates; son, Mark Chen of Rolling Hills Estates; brother, Robert (Nancy) Allen of Portsmouth, VA and sister, Sue (Ricky) Laumann of Elizabeth City, NC. Barry was preceded in death by his father, Sidney. A gathering of family & friends will take place on Thursday, March 10th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at WHITE AND DAY MORTUARY in Redondo Beach. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 11th at 11:00AM in Palos Verdes Estates at The Neighborhood Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics or KCET Television.

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  1. My deepest sympathies to Barry\’s family. He was a great guy and will be missed tremendously. I feel so fortunate that I had a chance to work with Barry.

  2. JL & I are so saddened to know Barry will not be here to share family love & memories. We\’ll always be grateful to him for sharing his photography talents with us as we continue to enjoy our wedding pictures. We love each of you and will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Barry is always a wonderful friend in our minds. It was a great honor to have known him. He was always helpful and considerate. We were extremely sorry, sad, and shocked to hear that he passed away. We were looking forward to seeing him again. We will cherish his intellengence, talent, and noble personality. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family.

  4. Barry, I will always remember you as a dear friend and mentor. In my years working with you at TRW, there is no other person who is as generous with your friendship and willingness to provide your technical guidiance and expertise. You will be greatly missed and will always be fondly remembered by me. Kin Tan

  5. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this trying time. We will miss Barry dearly.

  6. On behalf of our family I do want to express our sincere condolences for the loss of Barry. Our heart goes out to you and the family. Love and God Bless, Bob Pinato and Family

  7. The fondest memory I have for Barry is his kind face, smile, jokes, personally and his wellingness to help anyone without hesitation no matter how big or small. Barry was a great man of stature. He will be missed. He was loved by many. God is the next stage in his life. God bless you Barry. Prayers out to his Family.

  8. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all those who knew & loved Barry. His kindness & gentleness will be missed. Our family has many fond memories of the happy times we spent with Barry. May God give you strength & comfort each day.

  9. We will always remember Barry for his kindness & his visits to our home. We will always love him. Love, Uncle Husky & Betty

  10. Barry was always willing to give his time to help, no matter how big or small the problem. I will always cherish our talks, especially the ones coming in from the R6 parking lot. We always parted with a little laugh, as we did the last time we talked. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered, with a smile. Barry was a good person, and your lost will be felt by many.

  11. I will miss Barry. What a guy. He was the best: intelligent, honest, knowledgible, and fun to work with. He made everyone around him better. I had the great fortune of working closely with Barry for several long months on a proposal in the late \’80s and I treasure that time. My deepest, heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. What a loss for all of us.

  12. To my dear mentor, Although we met late, you shined light on my life that I cherished. May God with you and rest peacefully. Kelvin Lee

  13. Although I am not able to be there with the rest of the family during this sad time, I wanted to let everyone know that myself and my son Jarrod are thinking of you all. I wish I had the opportunity to know Barry better, but in the few times that I had a chance to talk to him I could see that he was a genuine and caring individual. My son and I have appreciated the way that all of you have welcomed us into your family and the loss of Barry weighs heavily on my heart. Both for the family and the community in which he served. May peace be with each of you and may God hear all our prayers. Sincerely, Brian and Jarrod Casper

  14. I am writing to express my sympathy to Barry’s family, my personal sadness, and my great admiration for Barry. In the more than 20 years that we worked together, regardless of who managed the organization, Barry was always our leader. His talents and intellect shined on us all. His generosity and kindness warmed us all. I personally found courage to pursue challenges that I otherwise would not have, knowing that Barry was with us. The loss is palpable. Although Barry never knew it, I held him up as an example to my sons and went out of my way to introduce him to them when they were young. I would be proud if they could express a small measure of him in their lives. I can think of no loss outside my own family that has saddened me as much and am honored to have had the opportunity to know this wonderful person. I wish his family comfort and happiness in knowing the impact he has had on so many.

  15. Barry was a remarkable person. I have lost a great mentor and a dear friend. He will be dearly missed by all of us here at NGST. With best regards and deep sympathy

  16. Barry\’s colleagues have lost a great friend and mentor. Our country has lost a national asset. Dave and Liz Wang

  17. Barry taught me how to design MMICs in 1986 when I first transferred into his Section. He was brilliant and also very kind; he enjoyed helping younger engineers even when he was very busy. I feel lucky to have worked with Barry and will remember him as one the best engineers I\’ve ever worked for.

  18. Very sorry to hear this sad message. Barry has been helping all of his colleagues at TRW. Will miss him forever. Huei

  19. It was a great pleasure in knowing and working with Barry during my 17 years at TRW. I left TRW in 1997, but brought with me the knowledge Barry passed along to me during our time working together. He has taught me and many other collegues during his lifetime, and we are grateful. Barry was a consumate professional and excellent teacher and mentor. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to Barry\’s family, God Bless them all. -Eric Butte

  20. Barry was my section head when I first started with TRW. Our organization was going through a layoff and I made it to the layoff list. One day I was using the phone to make job search contact and my project leader wanted to talk to me and made a sarcastic comment to Barry in front of my office “when is Kim going to get off the phone”. Barry told him to “shut-up, leave her alone so she can find another job”. Thank you, so much for saving me, Barry. You were my hero since that moment. You are greatly missed by so many people that you have helped and mentored and a good friend to. May you find eternal peace and happiness at Home with God. Love, Kim-Lien

  21. I worked with Barry from 1993 to 2000 while at TRW. He was always eager to help out a co-worker with a problem. He had patience, wisdome and kindness in dealing with everyone. I am glad I had the opportunity to work with him. He will be missed greatly. With my condolences…Dave.

  22. I\’ve been honored and proud to claim Barry Allen as a member of my family. Barry was one of those unique individuals who had the gift of relating to both the very well educated man, as well as the “self-made” man. He had a way of making those around him feel special, no matter what their walk of life. I especially remember visiting Barry when he married several years ago. He made each and every one of those family members who visited his home feel welcome. In his way of making others feel special, he was truly very special in our hearts and lives. Despite Barry\’s outstanding accomplishments, he remained modest and always found time for family. Our outlook on life should all be patterned after his. Truly, we are blessed to have known Barry and he will be forever remembered and missed.

  23. Barry was truly special … a true one of a kind! A great engineer and role model, he was incredibly smart but always modest (and patient!). You could go to Barry if you had a problem (easy, hard, or impossible) and he would always help. He was so much in demand, he sometimes had a waiting line outside his office. I was often in that line. During my 16 years at TRW, he made a big positive impact on me and countless other coworkers over the years. Barry will be sorely missed, but he touched many lives and made the world better while he was alive.

  24. Barry, I want to thank you for all of your kind advice, astute discussion, and time you spent with me whenever I asked. You were taken from us all far too soon and I truly miss you. Good Bye … Chris

  25. I have great admiration for Barry\’s breadth of knowledge. Whenever there was a difficult RF systems or detailed RF design problem Barry was involved and provided insightful guidance and recommendations. His technical ability will be greatly missed by Northrop Grumman and our customers. In addition he was a very approachable person and was always willing to share his knowledge and to help. Everyone here at NGST will miss Barry.

  26. I am expressing my deepest sympathy to Barry\’s family. I know Barry is extremely missed by the many he has touched, both personally and professionally. Barry\’s passing has left a void in the technical community that is simply not comprehendible. I remember, after my first of many technical consultations with Barry, going home and telling my wife “I want to be Barry when I grow up”. He is truly larger than life itself and an inspiration to all of us. Among many other things, Barry was our safety net, allowing us to go out on the high wire of technical development knowing that he was there to catch us if we were to slip up. Not only is Barry a technical icon, but, also a truly genuine and compassionate individual. Barry will remain in my thoughts and prayers, and continue to be an inspiration to me, for eternity. With all of our love, Bill and Amy Sullivan

  27. My prayers and wishes goes out to Barry\’s family in hopes that they will find comfort in the memories of his life and the love that he gave. God bless.

  28. To the Allen Family, It was my privilege to have known Barry. He was co-worker, a gentleman, a gentle man, an intellect with few peers and role model. I’m shocked at his passing. I will keep all of you in my prayers that you will find some measure of peace and comfort in this time of loss. Warren Atwood

  29. I was walking with Barry to a meeting the winter after he had gotten married. We were passing the TRW Christmas Tree Lot when I commented that my son\’s high school baseball team was running a Christmas tree fundraiser. Barry smiled and said that he too was involved in his new daughter\’s school fundraiser. Here\’s Barry, a life-long bachelor, embracing his new family responsibilities with the same dedication that he demonstrated here at work. I will always remember him.

  30. Our prayers and love go to all of you, Bun, Janice, Jennifer, Mark, Sue, Bobby, all of you. We are all so blessed to know this wonderful Man, he leaves memories of love and laughter, family fun and caring times. What an inspiration Barry was to us all, to me and my children he gave love as well as letting us get to know his precious wife and children. We cherish our memories of this great Man. Love, Carol Hunter

  31. At this time of great loss, I want to express my deepest sympathy to Barry\’s family-Janice, Mark, Jennifer, Bernice, Sue and Ricky, Bobby and Nancy. I am his uncle and it was my privilege to grow up with Barry. We are close in age and as children we were inseparable. Our parents referred to him as “my shadow”-when you saw me, he wasn\’t far behind. We shared similar interests and although separated over the years by distance,we were still very close. As I begin to comprehend the greatness of this man and the radiance his life imparted to those around him, I realize that I am privileged to have been HIS shadow. I know that we will meet again when God calls me home. Until then,I celebrate the life of this great man with all the people whose life he touched by his love, generosity, selflessness, humor, and compassion.

  32. At this time of great loss, I want to express my deepest sympathy to Barry\’s family-Janice, Mark, Jennifer, Bernice, Sue and Ricky, Bobby and Nancy. I am his uncle and it was my privilege to grow up with Barry. We are close in age and as children we were inseparable. Our parents referred to him as “my shadow”-when you saw me, he wasn\’t far behind. We shared similar interests and although separated over the years by distance,we were still very close. As I begin to comprehend the greatness of this man and the radiance his life imparted to those around him, I realize that I am privileged to have been HIS shadow. I know that we will meet again when God calls me home. Until then,I celebrate the life of this great man with all the people whose lives he touched by his love, generosity, selflessness, humor, and compassion.

  33. My cousin Barry was always so nice, when our families got together, he would take us all out to dinner- and there\’s a lot of us! I also remember when I was about seven years old, he turned me upside down and my tooth fell out. I\’m sure it was loose already, but he felt pretty bad about it. I know he will be missed.

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