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Pat Barry unexpectedly went to our Lord's loving arms on September 19, 2012. He was born in Nebraska on January 23, 1958 to Dick and Kay Barry.
Patrick Michael Joseph Barry
The family moved to Washington in 1966 and then to the Stanwood area in 1968. He was a 1976 graduate of Stanwood High School.
Pat was an avid fisherman and loved his time spent on the Skagit River, either with his fishing buddies or by himself. He also was a member of the Marysville Rifle Club and was a great competitor in shooting contests, many of which he won! He was an excellent shot! He had a variety of other hobbies and he enjoyed an active life. He was employed by Calico Cupboard in Mt. Vernon, WA as the kitchen manager and loved his job very much. He loved the customers, he loved the people he worked with, and he loved to cook. He was very good at what he did.
A trip to Alaska and the opportunity to finally see its wilderness and its beauty inspired him to acquire a job with the ferry system for a time. He loved being on the water and traveling the Passage. The fishing wasn't bad either! We know that this time in Alaska was truly the adventure of Pat's life - if you talked to Pat, you knew it too! Alaska and its characters quickly became ingrained in Pat's heart and soul.
Mostly, Pat loved people. He had many, many dear friends; some of whom he had known most of his life and some of whom had not been around that long. Pat cherished all his friendships. He greeted everyone with a big smile and a sincere heart, always. We are all going to miss that. A stranger was a friend he hadn't met yet.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Barry: and his father, Dick Barry.
He is survived by his sisters, Deb (Wes) Eidsness, Susan (Jerry) Campbell; his nephew, Jackson Campbel; his niece, Kitt Campbell; all of the Stanwood-Camano area; cousins; and many, many friends.
Please join us at his Service on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 103 N. 5th St., Mt. Vernon, WA.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Oct. 7, 2012