Barry John Magee
Barry John Magee
  • October 26, 1938 - September 29, 2017
  • Pennsylvania

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Barry John Magee, 78, of Goodyear, AZ, formerly of Hyde Park, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, September 29, 2017 in the Reading Hospital with his wife, Margene by his side.

Born in Reading on October 26, 1938, Barry was the only child of the late John and Grace (Bensinger) Magee. He was a 1957 graduate of Muhlenberg High School and took pride in the fact that he kept in touch all these years with his classmates. In fact, Barry was not only in town visiting his family but here to attend his 60th class reunion. Sadly, his illness kept him from the event however, many of his classmates visited him in the hospital. Margene is ever grateful.

Barry served his country in the US Army from 1956 to 1960. He studied Art in school and carried the creativity throughout his life whether it was gardening or landscaping. In his youth, he enjoyed being outdoors and hiking. He was self employed as a barber for 50 years. In addition to that, he was employed with Honeywell Large Information Systems as a computer operator and instructor for 15 years.

Barry is survived by his beloved wife, Margene J. (Richwine) Heckman of Goodyear, AZ; two sons: Michael T. Magee of Phoenix, AZ and Darrell J. Magee and his wife, Kerry of Queen Creek, AZ; a stepson: William E. Heckman and his wife, Susan of Mohrsville; two stepdaughters: Michele R. (Heckman) Ritzman and her husband, Shane of Orwigsburg and Holly J. (Heckman) Higgins and her husband, Stephen of West Lawn; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for Barry will be Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11am in Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. Family and friends are invited to gather in the funeral home on Thursday at 10am before the service. Barry will be inurned in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2201 Ridgewood Rd., Ste. # 180, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

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