John Robert Barry

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Barry, John Robert, a resident of Hawthorne, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Torrance. He was born in Somerville, MA on 4/5/25. John served in the Army during World War II, and was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He worked as an engineer for Rockwell International Corporation for many years. John was an excellent craftsman, photographer, and avid do-it-yourself person who was always open to helping others using his many talents. He loved to travel, work on his wood carvings, cook, and root on his favorite team, the LA Dodgers. Over the years, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. He has left many good memories and will be greatly missed by his family. John is survived by wife, Charlotte Barry; daughter, Kathleen (Emy) Patacsil of Chula Vista, CA; and sons, Ken (Patti) Barry of Hawthorne, CA and James (Raquel) Barry of Concord, CA. The Service will be held at American Martyrs Church on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. I will miss John very much. He was such a wonderfully kind member of our extended family, and I will treasure the pieces of art that he gave to us over the years. My daughter Patti Jo, his daughter-in-law, loved him as much as her own father and will miss his stories. When Patti Jo married Ken Barry a quarter of a century ago, we asked what he preferred to be called, since his wife called him John, and he was called Bob at work. He wouldn’t choose, so we began to call him the endearing name “John Bob.” It was only in later years that we found out he didn’t like that moniker. So….God bless you, John. Rest in peace.

  2. My deepest condolences especially to you, Charlotte, and also to the rest of your family. John was a wonderful, sweet man. I always enjoyed his company, and he will be greatly missed.

  3. We miss you John! Thank you for all your years of cheerful humor and selfless giving of your talents and your positive happy vibe. I’ll always remember one of our first extended family events with you at your cabin. I’m happy you are at peace and of course you know we love and miss you. Charlotte, you know that you have a large loving family and we are all grieving with you. Hugs and prayers from the Meades.

  4. John spent some time in my organization during his great career at Rockwell. He was very well liked by everyone and was an important and valuable contributor to the success of our business unit. I remember how committed he was when he decided to retire and how excited he seemed to be about spending more time with his family and working on his own projects. He was a real gentleman and an all-around great guy.

  5. We send our most sincere sympathy to Charlotte, Ken, Patti, Kathy, Jim, and all of John’s family. He was a joy to know, and working alongside of John was always a pleasure. As St. Thomas More said, “…I shall pray for you, that we may meet again where we shall make merry, and never have trouble after.” Goodbye, for now, John.

  6. I feel blessed and grateful to have known John. He truly shined God’s light and brought joy to those who knew him. Though his physical presence will be missed, he will forever be in our hearts. May we find comfort in our memories of him and comfort knowing that he is at home with our Lord. Thank you, God, for such a wonderful gift of having had John in our lives… for that we are ever grateful. Amen.

  7. We want to extend our sincere sympathy to the Barry family. We have many good memories of your children at Hawthorne High in the band!! It has been a pleasure to have you as neighbors “down the street”!

  8. Im so sorry for you loss,of the human father and husban but the memories last forever. god bless you all. scott lockard childhood friend of ken

  9. My thoughts are with John’s family in this time. A donation has been made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in his memory

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