Barry was born in Brooklyn on December 17, 1947. Just as the saying goes- he always had had a little bit of Brooklyn in him. After serving four years in the armed forces, Barry met Karin Stollman, got married, and began working as a mail handler or the United States Postal Service. Barry and Karin raised two children- Melissa and Brian in Rockville Centre, NY. After retirement and divorce- Barry met his longtime companion, Mary Healy. They enjoyed traveling and watching their many grandchildren grow.

Barry loved nothing more than a Sunday afternoon of watching football and snacking. He had a sweet tooth and loved a good skirt steak (smothered in onions) or a Janowski’s burger fresh from the grill. Barry loved playing racquetball – a sport he played for over 40 years.

Barry is survived by his children Melissa ( Mike), and Brian ( Dawn) and their children – Lily, Emma, Jacob, Ava and Eli. He is also survived by his step-children Kerry (Greg), Tara (Ron), and Tracy (Chris) and their children – Matthew, Liam, Nicholas, Lucas, Andrew and Noah.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

DAV – Disabled American Veterans
P.O. Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301;jsessionid=00000000.app30110a?df_id=18792&18792.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=112786D0E64F375ED507975940D45671


Visitation: January 26, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.


Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Barry W. Schlaks 's name.

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  1. Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I was surprised as I wasn’t aware he was sick.
    May your Dad rest peacefully and keep watch over those he loved. ❤️

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