Barry Lawrence Wallach obituary

Barry Lawrence Wallach Obituary

Green Valley, Arizona, United States

August 16, 1944 - July 20, 2019

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Barry Lawrence Wallach obituary

Barry Lawrence Wallach Obituary

Aug 16, 1944 - Jul 20, 2019

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A "Sweet" Life Lived

Barry L. Wallach passed away at age 74 on Saturday, July 20.  An avid basketball player since grade school, he spent his last moments playing the game he loved with all his basketball buddies in Tucson, Arizona. 

He was born on August 16, 1944 in Bridgeport, CT son of  Al & Sally Wallach.  Barry graduated from the University of New Haven in 1966.  He served in the USAF from 1966-70 and then worked as a computer analyst for most of his career.  Since 2002, he worked as an educator in Goshen, IN schools and then in Tucson area schools.  He was known to wake up at 4:00 a.m. to wait for his work assignment and was so excited to spend every available day teaching students. 

He married Kathleen Whelan on Feb. 24, 1969 and in 2019 they celebrated their 50th Anniversary.  Over the recent July 4th holiday, they gathered together with their five children-- Jennifer (Will) Luczak, Ted, Andrew (Ani), William (Casey), Mike (Rachel) and 11 grandchildren --Tim, Katie, Joe, Audrey, Isabel, Adam, Amelia, Maia, Abraham, Penny, and Oliver-- to celebrate 50 years of being together. Our family is comforted knowing that we were all able to spend this special time with Barry/ Dad/ Grandpa during this celebration just weeks before he passed.

If you knew Barry, you know he had a sweet-tooth and he was so sweet to everyone!   He could strike up a conversation with just about anyone from the store clerk to the stranger next to him on the plane.  He was full of wisdom, stories and jokes.  He loved sharing his Donald Duck impression with kids and adults. He never failed to provide his family and lived his life by the golden rule.  He will be so deeply missed. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Santa Cruz Catholic School Theater Kids.  Barry made it to nearly every performance over the last 11 years. Santa Cruz Catholic School 29 W. 22nd St. Tucson, AZ 85713 520-624-2093, Kathleen's contact information: [email protected]

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Events

Visitation Details:
4:00 - 7:00 pm
July 27, 2019
Las Campanas Community Center, 565 West Belltower Drive, Green Valley, AZ
Celebration of Life Details:
4:00 - 7:30 pm
July 27, 2019
Las Campanas Community Center, 565 West Belltower Drive, Green Valley, AZ
Details: Barry unexpectedly passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 20th doing what he loved, playing basketball. If you knew Barry, then you know that he lived a life full of sweet things including his wife, his five children his eleven grandchildren, his love of travel, his joy in being an educator and some pretty sweet basketball skills to boot. You might also know that Barry loved sweet things too, like cheesecake and donuts. Please join us to help celebrate his life in the only way he would want, a celebration full of the sweetest things.

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