BARKAN, Barry, 68, a 35 year resident of Las Vegas, passed away September 12, 2012. Barry was born February 16, 1944 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to the late Frieda Koren and Alfred Barkan. A cellist, he earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona. Barry was a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 369 and the founder of the Las Vegas business, DeBarry Packaging. Barry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Flynn Barkan and their son, Seth Barkan of Las Vegas; from a previous marriage daughters, Barbara (Shawn) Neal and Robyn (Ron) Markowicz and son, Gregory (Jennifer Cerda) Barkan, all of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Paislie Neal, Mollie Neal, Riley Neal, Rachel Markowicz, Ivy Markowicz and Shiloh Markowicz, all of Las Vegas; aunt, Cecilia Barkan Brodie of Melville, New York; brothers, Morris (Sharon) Barkan and Gerald (Kathy) Barkan, both of Tucson, Arizona and sisters-in-law, Marna (Bruce) Williams and Teresa (David) Harrington both of Yuma, Arizona. A graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Palm Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, 89123. In lieu of flowers, checks in Barry's memory may be made to the Gordon Epperson Endowed Cello Scholarship at the University of Arizona Foundation. Checks should be made out to the UA Foundation/Gordon Epperson Scholarship Endowment and sent to UA Foundation, Scholarship Development Office, 1111 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721, or online at tinyurl.com/barrysfund.<http://tinyurl.com/barrysfund.> Arrangements by KRAFT-SUSSMAN FUNERAL SERVICES.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 13, 2012