Barry Lee English, proudly served his country

January 6, 2014

Barry Lee English, 69, of Dagsboro, passed away peacefully after a long fight with cancer Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving wife, Cindy (Murray) English and loved ones. Barry was born in Sunbury, Pa. to Max and Evelyn (Bollinger) English.

He was a beloved father to his two daughters, Adora Avalos, husband David, and grandsons Adam and Daniel of Orlando, Fla., and Wendy McDermott, husband Bob, and granddaughter Madison Ann of Marlton, N.J.; his stepson, Eric Hudson, and grandson Eric John are lifelong residents of Dagboro.

Barry is also survived by his sisters Maxine Wengert of Mt. Holly, N.J. and Jeanne Reitz of Pillow, Pa., their husbands and families.

Barry enjoyed a full life of service to his community and his country.

Barry served his country in the Air Force from 1962-66 during the Vietnam era.

This loving husband, father, and grandfather enjoyed tinkering, tools, and technology. In his spare time, he loved hunting, fishing, RVing, woodworking, gardening, and watching classic movies.

The public viewing is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, from 6 until 8 p.m., at Melson Funeral Home, 41 Thatcher St., Frankford. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at noon, also at Melson Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville.

Memorial donations may be made in Barry English’s name to the American Cancer Society by calling 800-227-2345, press option 2 for donations.

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