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ROLLING MEADOWS - Barry Allen North, 77, passed peacefully into eternity in his home while surrounded by his loving family on July 7, 2018. Barry was born on July 11, 1940 to Violet (nee Devinger) Toner and John "Bud" North of Chicago. Barry graduated from Arlington High School in 1958 and worked faithfully at Memory Gardens Cemetery for 42 years. In addition, Barry was a Cpl. in the United States Marine Corps. In his youth, Barry was a Duncan Yo-Yo Champion and earned himself the title "Yo-Yo Man" for entertaining generations across Chicagoland. He was a man of deep faith and a longtime member of Harvest Bible Chapel. Anyone who knew Barry knew of his love for fishing, camping, country western music, WWII history, and tending his gardens in Rolling Meadows and at the family home in Galena. He spent the winter months watching high school basketball and cheering on his beloved Pinckneyville Panthers. Barry had many interests, but his deepest joy was his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Sharee (nee Walker). Together they have four children, Kimberlee (Brian) Byrne, Aimee Cousins, Jamie (Toni) North, and Julie (Jake) Fritze; and 13 grandchildren, Melissa Byrne, Andrew (Katelyn) Fillipp, Matt (Meghan) Byrne, Tyler (Katy) Fillipp, Megan (Luis) Garcia; Kellee (Lincoln) Kole, Meghan (Ryan) Frantz, Jake (Kelsey) Cousins; Ryan and Tanner North; Logan, Liam, and Lucy Fritze; and six great-grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by his uncle, Ted (Jeannie) Gladson, his brother, William (Cheryl) Toner and many beloved family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Violet and John (KIA in WWII, "Battle of the Bulge"), his stepfather, Clarence Toner, and his twin brother, Larry. Barry will be remembered as a man of quiet strength who enjoyed life's simple pleasures. A celebration of his life will be held at Harvest Bible Chapel, 800 Rohlwing Rd., Rolling Meadows, with visitation on Friday, July 13 from 4-8pm and Saturday, July 14 at 10am followed by a memorial service at 11am. A private burial will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at www.pva.org, a charity Barry faithfully supported. Info, 847-253-0224 or Meadowsfh.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 11, 2018
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