|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1952|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1996|
Barry Theodore Sceili, age 44, loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, died suddenly of a heart attack October 21, 1996 at home where he loved to be.
He was born January 31, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Vernon H. and Barbara Jean Sandberg Sceili. He married Barbara Powell September 21, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marriage later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.
Barry was an exceptionally talented business executive, baseball extraordinaire and a family man.
Barry's greatest love was for his wife, Barbara; and two children, Sara and Spencer, his mother and his family. He was very devoted, tender-hearted and maintained a special relationship with his children. He was a wonderful dad. He especially loved being with his children, teaching them to play ball, shoot hoops, fish and hike, or just spending time together. He also shared his love time and talents with his nieces and nephews and entire extended family. Barry was the best husband and father in the world.
Barry was an International Marketing Salesman. His intelligence, honesty, and charismatic personality made it possible to transcend all language barriers. He was accepted and respected by all, regardless of race or nationality. He was easy to talk to, accepting, kind, and had a great sense of humor.
One of the great loves of Barry's life was baseball-playing and also coaching youth on how to succeed through hard work, perseverance, teamwork and integrity. Barry was unselfish, patient, empathetic, a gifted teacher, and had unconditional for all. He always took time with kids when teaching them to play ball. His house was the center of the neighborhood. He played professionally for the Kansas City Royals for one year. He had been a Scout for the St. Louis Cardinals. Barry coached American Legion Baseball for 17 years and won five state championships. Barry was also the youngest recipient to be inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame-an honor he cherished. He was assistant coach for Dixie College Baseball and headed up the Fall Baseball program for five years.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an elder in the Bloomington 6th Ward. Barry served in the Young Men's program, Elders Quorum presidency and as Sunday School teacher. He was loved by all the youth he taught.
Barry will be remembered and missed dearly by his family, friends, and by the hundreds of lives he touched, especially the youth.
Barry is survived by his wife, Barbara Powell Sceili; children, Sara Jessica and Spencer Vernon, all of Bloomington; mother, Barbara Jean Sceili, Salt Lake City; sisters, Mrs. Mike (Cynthia) Murphy, West Valley City; Susan Jean Sceili and Stephanie Fotu, both of Salt Lake City; brothers, J. Scott and wife, Judy Sceili, West Jordan; W. Gregory and wife, Florie Sceili, Taylorsville. Preceded in death by his father, Vernon H. Sceili, and infant brother; father and mother-in-law, William E. and Lorena Powell, and a brother-in-law, William R. Powell.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Bloomington 6th Ward Chapel, 3519 Manzanita Road, in Bloomington (St. George, Ut). Friends may call Thursday, October 24th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, and on Friday, at the Bloomington 6th Ward from 12:30 p.m. until time for services. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, 110 So. Bluff Street, St. George, UT.
Because of the great impact Barry had on so many lives, there will also be a memorial service held Saturday, October 26, 1996 in Salt Lake City, at the Grant 7th Ward, 3487 South 13th East, time to be announced. There will be a receiving line one hour prior.
The Deseret News
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Date: October 24, 1996
(Thanks to Find A Grave contributor Burt Stevens for obit)
Saint George City Cemetery
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R.I.P Barry You will always be my Friend.|
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