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John "Jack" Barry, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1935
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1997
Glenolden
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

John Barry, Jr. was the son of John Barry and Marie Tallent Barry. Marie was the niece of my paternal great-grandfather, John Daniel Harvey.

When young Jack was 3, his grandfather took him for a walk in the park.

He broke away from his granddad and ran into Lancaster Avenue, and was hit by a car. He was in bad shape, and the family wondered if he would survive. He did, but wound up with a steel plate in his head from the incident.

On January 30, 1954, the Barrys' home at 4741 Lancaster Avenue (directly across from Our Mother of Sorrows Church) was hit by a terrible fire. The first alarm sounded at 4:40 a.m.

Marie and John Barry (who worked at Link Belt Co.), and four of their five children were killed.

The children who died were Marie, 17, a senior at West Catholic Girls' High School; Leo, 11, a sixth-grader at Our Mother of Sorrows School; Patrick, 6, a first-grader at OMOS; and Marjorie, the baby of the family, who was only four years old.

The family's Requiem Mass was held at Our Mother of Sorrows. They were all interred at Old Cathedral Cemetery, right near their home.

Young Jack, 19, was at his job at Linton's Restaurant at 52nd Street and Baltimore Avenue at the time, and for that reason was the only member of his family to escape the fire.

Kish Funeral Home at 6506 Elmwood Avenue handled Jack's funeral arrangements.

According to the Social Security Death Index, Jack was living in Glenolden, Delaware County at the time of his death at age 62. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marie Tallent Barry (1909 - 1954)
 
 Siblings:
  John Barry (1935 - 1997)
  Marie E. Barry (1937 - 1954)*
  Leo Barry (1943 - 1954)*
  Patrick Barry (1948 - 1954)*
  Marjorie Barry (1950 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Terry C
Record added: Dec 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10073279
John Jack Barry, Jr
Added by: Terry C
 
 
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Dear pop pop you are deeply missed by your Entire family you are miss by me your little 1Yer old grandson now a 18 yr old your watching Down and you love me and the entire familyYou left behind rest in piece
- Matthew Werner
 Added: Nov. 21, 2014

- So Little Time
 Added: Sep. 28, 2011
Jack, I can't even imagine the pain and loss you suffered. I hope you have at last found peace.
- Terry C
 Added: Oct. 23, 2009
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