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Barry, age 83, passed away peacefully March 24,2013 in Vero Beach, FL with family at his side. He was born in Westfield, NJ to Barron and Ann Schoder, and graduated from Westfield High School. Following a post-graduate year at St. George's School in Middletown, RI, he received his BA from Dartmouth College. There he made lifelong friends who always called him Smiley. Following Dartmouth he joined the U. S. Marine Corps, serving as a First Lieutenant in Korea along the 39th parallel. After his discharge from the Marines in 1955, he began his 37 year career in the commercial printing industry. He started with his father at Stewart, Warren & Benson in New York City, followed by several years at Darby Printing Company in Washington D.C. In 1963 he joined R.R. Donnelley & Sons where, during a 29 year career, he earned roles of increasing responsibility, rising to President of the Catalog Division and Donnelley's executive management committee. After retiring in 1992, he did volunteer work for the Executive Service Corps including service in the Ukraine. He also worked part time for Jannotta Bray & Associates and was on the Board of Directors of Solberg Manufacturing. A resident of Winnetka, Illinois for nearly 35 years he and his wife later lived in Northfield and Evanston. Barry was active in his community, serving as a Winnetka Park District youth football coach, Winnetka Library Board member, and a youth education teacher in Bethesda, MD, Darien, CT, and Winnetka. He enjoyed many outside interests and pursuits over the course of his life, among them horseback riding, sailing, tennis, running, fishing, photography, even baking bread. First among his passions, however, was his family. Barry and his cherished wife, Ginger, were true partners in life, and enjoyed extensive world travel together, and with family and friends, to many countries on every continent except Antarctica. He loved his grandchildren and children dearly and is survived by Ginger, his sons Andy, Rob(Jeanne), Tom(Mari), and grandchildren Rob, Steve, Mari, Michael, Katie, Will, Scott, Tommy, Charlie and Ginny. He is also survived by his two sisters, MaryAnn and Carolyn. Memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, Florida. A memorial service will be held at Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, IL on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 am.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 10, 2013
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