Warren J. Barry
Mar 4, 1922 - Mar 11, 2015
Warren J. Barry, Brigadier General, Civil Air Patrol Resident of Antioch passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2015 in Antioch CA he was 93. Warren was born on March 4, 1922 in San Francisco, Ca, later moving to Richmond with his family. At age 20, Warren met Carol Beecher, the love of his life and they were married on Sept. 5, 1943. Carol and Warren were married for 72 years; Warren passed away exactly one month after his wife. They are survived by their six children; Patricia, Robert, Margaret,Stephen, Nancy and Susan; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
From 1943 to 1946, Warren served in the Army Air Corps as an instrument flight instructor. He was a member of the Delta Flying Club in Antioch for many years. He joined the the Civil Air Patrol in 1952 and served as leader at every command level of the California wing. Warren became Brigadier General and served as National Commander from 1990 to 1993.
Warren worked at the Oakland Tribune first starting out as a newspaper carrier as a teenager. He would rise to Home Delivery Manager serving in the Walnut Creek office. Warren moved on to Contra Costa and East Valley Times, he retires as Facilities Manager at the Contra Costa Times at age 70. Interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery.