Daniel Robert Barry, age 82, of Quincy, Illinois, passed away on July 22, 2019 in Blessing Hospital.
Dan was born September 30, 1936 in Quincy Illinois, the son of Helen M. Bumster Barry and Daniel H. Barry. Dan graduated Quincy Notre Dame High School in 1954 and the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Management in 1958. He was member Phi Gamma Delta.
After graduation, Dan enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the Ordnance Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. During this time, Dan served in Fort Bliss, Texas; Aberdeen, Maryland; Mannheim and Hanau, Germany; and Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dan was honorably discharged in 1962.
Following his military service, Dan began a career in sales at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., before entering the financial services industry in 1965. For over 25 years, Dan was the Resident Manager for Lamson Bros. & Co., Shearson/American Express, and A. G. Edwards in Quincy, Illinois. In 2016, Dan retired after 9 years with Merrill Lynch.
On November 1, 1975, Dan married Tanna M. Rosendale. Together, they adventured across the globe, exploring over 20 countries on six continents.
Active in his community, Dan was a member of the Rotary Club of Quincy and served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA, Quincy Notre Dame Foundation, Adams County Health Department, and Transitions. He was also a proud member of the Quincy Country Club, where he pursued his love of golf.
A devout Catholic, Dan faithfully attended the Church of Saint Peter.
Dan is survived by his wife, Tanna, his sister, Mary A. Barry of Quincy, his goddaughter, Kelsey Smith of Washington, D.C., his cousin, Donna (Roger) Muhlenkamp of Flagstaff, AZ., and many step-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen M. and Daniel H. Barry, and his step-niece, Lindsey Thornburg.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter, 2600 Main Street. Visitation will be Friday, July 26, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, 1535 State Street. There will be a private burial at Saint Peter's Cemetery.
Memorials in Dan's name may be made to: the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation, the Church of St. Peter, the Blessing Cancer Center, or the Quincy Humane Society.
The Barry Family would also like to express their appreciation to all those who cared for Dan at Blessing Hospital, especially the kind staff of the Blessing Cancer Center.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
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Tanna, we wish to express our sympathy to you at the passing of Dan. He was a great guy (as we are sure you know). Dan will always be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. We will have a Mass said for Dan. Classmates of Dan, Paul and Mary Schullian
Accept our condolences, Tom and Janet Scobee
We were very sad to hear of Dan’s passing.
I knew Dan in Rotary, softball and St Peters.
He was our stock broker for 3-4 decades.
We met Dan and Tana on a number of occasions in St. Louis after we relocated here in early 1990.
Dan was a kind man!
God Bess Dan and his family!
So sorry for your loss! May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace, strength and joy!
Tom and I were so sad to hear of Dan's passing. He was such a fine man. Tanna, we are sending our prayers to you and all who loved him. Tom and Sheila Davis
Tanna, Dave and I are thinking of you and praying for your comfort as you experience these difficult days. We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. Dan was always such a friendly and welcoming man- so much fun to visit with. I know he will be missed. You will continue in our thoughts and prayers.
Diana and Dave Smith
Tanna, So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and hold you close during this time. Take care, Tanna, we love you.
We thought the world of Dan. The visits we had with him while he was working were wonderful.
He sure will be missed.
From Ron and Ann Kooken
We are sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I am very thankful that Steve and I were able to visit with him one last time at the theatre in March. We sincerely regret that we are out of town this weekend and will be unable to attend the services. My employment with Dan for 15 years was a god sent. I will always be honored and thankful for the opportunity to spend those years working with Dan.
Warmest regards to you and family,
Steve and Karen Loeschen
Or thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Paul & Janise
So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was a true gentleman and true advocate for his community and its citizens. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Tanna, Mary and the family. May he rest in peace!
Mike and Barb Hutmacher
Tan a and family,
Weare extremely sad to here about Dan. He was a true gentleman and a scholar. Prayers for you. Paul & Cathy Harbourn
Dan added a lot of class to any environment he was involved with. I will miss his intellect and the conversations we shared. He also served as a great mentor of mine for many years. May he rest in peace.
Tanna & Mary, My heart is heavy with love respect and admiration for Dan. I wish I would have been aware of his condition as I would have visited. I feel somewhat cheated I did not get a chance to remind him how thankful I am for hiring me. He changed the entire direction of my life and allowed me to excel in an area I never dreamed of. It is appropriate I learned of his passing on s plane on my way to increase my knowledge. Dan was my friend, my mentor & and a gentleman First Class. May the angels come to great him & grant everlasting peace to you all.
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