Lehane, Barry "Bear"
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64, of Phoenix, passed away on July 3, 2014 at the Phoenix VA Hospital. He fought diabetes and kidney disease for more than 15 years. Barry was born in New Haven Connecticut on October 20, 1949 to Earline Marie Timmons. He proudly served in the Air Force Looking Glass Airborne Command from 1967-1971. Barry called many places home, but lived in the Phoenix area for almost 30 years and was Designated Broker of DPR Realty. Bear found the greatest joy when surrounded by family and friends, sitting at the pool with a cool gin and tonic, a fancy cigar, a good steak and a big story. Barry is survived by his his beloved wife Tricia, daughter Jennifer Lehane Parrella and her husband Lt. Col. Keith Parrella, his 2 wonderful grandchildren: Kersten Malloy Parrella and Brendan Barry Parrella, his daughter Lindsay Lehane, sister Toni, brothers Timmer and Hank, and Tricia's children Jeremy Marrington, Lori Acquisto and their families. All of this doesn't sum up our dad and Tricia's wonderful husband. He enjoyed the hell out of life and did it "His way" until the end. He will be a part of us always. Private services were held by the family. A celebration of his life will be held soon for his friends. Date/Time will be posted soon at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/BarryLehane. Bear's memorial fund can be found at www.youcaring.com/BarryLehane.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 13, 2014