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John Walter Barry

John Walter Barry, 78, Wonder Lake, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 15, 1934, in Chicago to Cornelius J. and Hazel M. (Du Quette) Barry. On June 12, 1954, he married Mary Lou Englehart at Christ the King Church in East Cleveland, Ohio.

He was a veteran of the Air Force and was stationed in Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich., from 1953 to 1957. He served on a boat assigned to air and sea rescue during the Korean War.

He, his wife and sons owned Superior Delivery for more than 40 years. He devoted many years of service to the Loyal Order of the Moose.

He loved spur-of-the-moment trips and shared his passion of baseball and the Chicago Cubs with his family. He also adored his four-legged companion, Kelly.  

Survivors include his wife; seven daughters, Kathy (Ron) Hayhurst, Ellen (Ken) Meddings, Pat (Felix) Boris, Sheila (Michael) Malinowski, Mary (John Sullivan) Schweder, Coleen (Bill) Sullivan and Julie Kloepffer; five sons, Neal (Cathy), John Jr. (Lori), Tim (Michele), Kevin (Cindy) and Thomas Barry; 28 grandchildren, Roni (Chris) Hatch, Chris Haagenson, Shawn (Kelli) Barry, Nicole (Eli) Lopez, Neal Barry, Tom (Jenelle) Dolan, Ryan (Meagan) Dolan, Tommy Dolan, Jesse (Gabriel) Sabatis-Malinowski, Tiffany (Michael) Vest Malinowski, Heather, Michael, Gregory and Lexi Malinowski, Melissa and Olivia Barry, Jennifer Rivera, Brian (Shannon) Rivera, Jack Schweder, Kelli (Mark) Burch, Kyle, Taylor and Rachel Sullivan, Mac and Jeremy Barry and Katelyn, Lauren and Meagan Kloepffer; and 14  great-grandchildren, Donovan, Landon, Lilly, Haley, Keagan, Delaney, Shea, Gavin, Kaden, Riley, Khloe and babies Rivera, Sabatis and Vest.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Jennifer Haagenson; and a great-granddaughter, Amaya Joy Haagenson.

Visitation and the funeral Mass were Dec. 18, at Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry. Arrangements were made by Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Pets in Need, 4509 S. Ridgeway Road, Ringwood, IL 60072.

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