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Tobias "Toby" Barry

April 12, 1924 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Message from Joseph R. Podlewski, Jr.
April 12, 2017 11:55 AM

I was saddened to hear of Judge Barry's passing, It was my honor and privilege to serve as one of his law clerks (1978-1981), and I remember my days working at his chambers in Ladd fondly. He was never at a loss for energy--tinkering with his cars and motorhome, putting a new roof on his house--and always managed to keep things light around the office. He taught me a lot about life and the law, and I am forever grateful for the experience. An excellent jurist and wonderful man. My sincere condolences to the Barry family.
Message from Greg and Julie Thiess
April 12, 2017 8:56 AM

It was with great sadness that we learned of Mr. Barry's passing. Please accept our condolences and we hope that in a small way they help the Barry family through these trying times.

Greg and Julie Thiess
Message from Jim Murphy
April 10, 2017 6:41 PM

Toby was a mentor, and got me interested in politics when I was just a brand new attorney in Princeton in 1973. He was a man I aspired to be like. We'll not see the like of him again.
Message from Phil Koenig
April 10, 2017 4:46 PM

Judge Barry was a wonderful man. He and I co-opted on a case that went to the Illinois Supreme Court. I consider it my privilege to have known him.
Message from The Green Family
April 10, 2017 4:07 PM

Condolences from the entire Green family. Toby was a great friend to my father, the late Judge Albert Green of the Circuit Court of Cook County, as well as to the rest of the family. We remember him with fond memories. He was a great man, and a great Judge.

Sincerely, Jonathan Clark Green
Message from Justice S. Louis Rathje
April 10, 2017 1:12 PM

Dr. Maria Rosa Costanzo and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Toby. He was a great friend and good jurist. He will be missed by his friends who had the wonderful opportunity to meet and work with him. He will be missed.
Message from Tom Heyworth
April 7, 2017 10:07 AM

Mark, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Message from Tina and John Dittle
April 6, 2017 6:34 PM

Janet, Patrick, Mark, Michelle, and Dan, you know Toby was so special to me, as my friend, mentor and my boss in the Appellate court. John was so fond of Toby, for keeping me as his secretary.
I will miss him as my date to the court Christmas parties! He always said "Don' t. miss any vacations!" I follow that advice each and every day.

My love to all of you!
Message from Stanley L. Tucker
April 6, 2017 3:39 PM

I met Justice Barry during the Third District campaign in 1974 and remained acquainted with him over the years. I liked him. He was always friendly and helpful.

Stanley L. Tucker
Hartzell Tucker & Hartzell
P.O. Box 70
Carthage, Illinois 62321
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A candle was lit by Rachel Condron on April 6, 2017 2:36 PM
My deepest condolence to the Barry Family. You're in my prayers.

God Bless You All
Rachel Condron
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A candle was lit by Lisa Westerman on April 6, 2017 10:14 AM
To my dearest friend, you will truly be missed. i was so blessed in meeting you, forever in my heart.
Thank you to the Barry Family for letting me be a part of his life and yours'.
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A candle was lit by Lisa Westerman on April 6, 2017 10:05 AM
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