December 17, 1947 ~ January 24, 2021
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
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Barry W. Schlaks 's name.