John Edward Barry '49

John Edward Barry, of Pinehurst, N.C., died on January 21, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C. where he had been a patient for eight years. He was born on February 22, 1924 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of John M. Barry and Antonia Letarte Barry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Tenth Mountain Division, and served during World War II in Italy, where he was wounded and later honorably discharged in 1945. He was also the recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was a graduate of The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree. He retired as president and CEO of Sovereign Chemical Company of Akron, Ohio.

At the time of his death, he was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst, NC.