In Memory

Barry Cameron

Barry Cameron

William Barrett (Barry) Cameron passed away February 14, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona, from multiple organ failure and infection due to a two year battle with an orthopedic related illness.  His memorial service was held March 1, 2014.  

 

Barry was in the jazz band and a drummer in the orchestra while at Camelback.  He moved to Tucson in 1973 where he met and married his wife Jane.  He was in sales of bowling and billiard equipment for 25 years and retired in 2005.  

 

Barry is survived by his wife Jane of Tucson, her phone number is 520-271-4606.



 
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02/18/15 11:01 AM #1    

Ruth Casey (Gibson)

I went through grade school (Lafayette) and high school with Barry.  He always sat in front of me in class at Lafayette because of our last names (Casey and Cameron).  I spoke to him when we were doing our 50 year grade school reunion and at that time he was doing well.  He will be missed.  Rest in Peace Barry! 


02/18/15 03:11 PM #2    

Nancy Scott (Nicoll)

Barry and his famiy lived just down the street from my family and me.  We went to Lafayette and Camelback together.  He was always smiling and a fun guy....they had the first color television in our circle of family friends, and my family would all go to his house on Sunday nights to watch "Bonanza" and the "Dinah Shore Chevy Show".  I spoke to him about coming to the Lafayette Reunion, and though he couldn't come, I am glad we connected if only for a short while of reminiscing. 

I am so sorry for your loss Jane.

Sincerely,

Nancy Scott Nicoll


02/19/15 08:26 AM #3    

Joanne Ziede (Brown)

So sorry for your loss, Jane. I also went to grade school and high school with Barry. Yes, he was always the favorite because he brought in a television set so we could watch the World Series. He lived next door to Jack and on the other side Adena Sheets. He was also friends with Fred Chubbs

Joanne Ziede Brown


02/19/15 09:29 AM #4    

Bill Merkes

Barry and I were close friends for a while in high school.  Both of us played drums so that was the first connection but soon found he was a genuinely nice guy.  We both loved to eat and he had a good sense of humor.  If I remember correctly, Barry drove an old bullet-nose Studebaker at the time and that car was the size of a barn and pretty ugly.  Thanks Barry for our friendship...


02/19/15 10:40 AM #5    

Donna Walker (Weddle)

I remember Barry mostly from grade school and he had a great sense of humor. Always sad to hear of the loss of one of our peers. I remember watching the world series on his tv. We were special!!!!

02/19/15 10:40 AM #6    

Donna Walker (Weddle)

I remember Barry mostly from grade school and he had a great sense of humor. Always sad to hear of the loss of one of our peers. I remember watching the world series on his tv. We were special!!!!

02/19/15 11:10 AM #7    

Bill Kaehler

I too remember Barry as an outgoing and energetic guy.  In grade school at Lafayette we used to have an annual contest for going door to door selling magazine subscriptions and Barry would win that every year by a large margin.  He used those skills to build a very successful career.  My thoughts and prayers are with Barry and his family.


02/19/15 12:16 PM #8    

Frank Wiley

Miles Coco, Larry Johnson, and I would bowl at Squaw Peak Bowling Lanes.  Barry would also bowl there.  The difference between Barry and us was that Barry actually knew what he was doing!


02/20/15 12:41 PM #9    

Bill Merkes

It's slowly coming back to me...it was bowling at Squaw Peak lanes where I met Barry...I bowled with Vince Ely, Frank Anderson, and Don Corbeil...those were really good times!  Whether we were bowling, or cruising Central Ave., or going to Legend City, or eating at the Food Bazaar, etc. don't remember any hatred and crime and gangs, etc...just everyone waking up in life and exploring everything that was unfolding before us... 


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