John Barry

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John Barry John Barry, 69, passed away October 23, 2013 in Lacey, Wash. He was born to Edward and Francis Deleskiewicz Barry on February 8, 1944 in Evanston, Ill. After serving in the Army, he earned a BS in Education from Northern Illinois University (1972) and an MA in Education from Pacific Lutheran University (1983). John's passion in life was his work as an elementary school teacher. He taught 29 years for Olympia School District at Pioneer and Centennial Elementary Schools. He retired in 2002. He is survived by wife, Peg; 2 children; and 3 grandchildren. The family would like to thank the Long Lake Adult Family Home and Puget Sound Hospice for their wonderful care of John. A memorial mass is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1208 11th Ave SE, Olympia 98501. For full obituary or to leave memories, visit

Published in The Olympian on Nov. 10, 2013
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