Thomas Barry

August 6, 1935 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Thomas Sernett Barry

1935 – 2024

Thomas Sernett Barry, 88, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away on January 25, 2024.  Tom was born in South Bend, Indiana to Thomas and Joanne Barry on August 6, 1935.  He and his family moved to Paso Robles, California in the 1940s, where his parents bought a newspaper, the Paso Robles Press.  This was the beginning of Tom’s work career, starting as a newspaper delivery boy in elementary school and then working with the printing presses at night while he attended Paso Robles High School.  After graduating high school, Tom attended UC Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  While at UC Berkeley, Tom met his wife, Sharon, who was attending Mills College in Oakland.  They married in 1956 and they had 65 memorable years together, raising 4 children, before Sharon passed away in 2022.  Tom spent his entire career in aerospace, ultimately being promoted to Vice President of Operations at Northrop’s Electro-Mechanical Division in Anaheim and the B-2 Bomber plant in Pico Rivera.  Tom retired in 1990, spending his retirement years in Huntington Beach, in the house he and Sharon bought in 1966.  Tom is survived by his sons: Alan (Maggie), Tom (Tracie) and Mike (Pam), and his daughter, Ann; grandchildren: Christina (Andrew), Katie, Tommy, Jason, Connor, Derrick (Jill), and Elaine (Greg); and great-grandchildren: Mekenzie, Addison, Brandon, Hailey, and Alyssa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Joanne, his brother, Jim, and his sister, Joby Huff. Since Tom supported Sharon’s Girl Scout activities in his retirement years, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Girl Scouts of Orange County, at Services: Visitation on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 5-7 pm at Heritage-Dilday Chapel. Funeral Mass on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11 am at St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery.

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February 22, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heritage-Dilday Funeral Home
17911 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Funeral Mass
February 23, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
8345 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Graveside Service
February 23, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd Cemetery
8301 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646


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