Barry Hardin

Chapel Service

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, December 31, 2018
Spangler Mortuaries - Sunnyvale Chapel
174 North Sunnyvale Avenue
Sunnyvale, California, United States
(408) 736-6294


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, December 31, 2018
Los Gatos Memorial Park
2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose, California, United States
(408) 356-4151

Obituary of Barry Hardin


Barry was born in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1945 to Mary and Lewis Hardin.  He came to California when he was 9 years old. He met his wife Pat when he was 15 and started dating her when he was 16.  He graduated from Sunnyvale High School and enlisted in the Navy when he was 17. Barry then married his sweetheart Pat and they were married for 54 years.  After coming back from Vietnam he became a father of a beautiful baby girl Tammy. He embraced father-hood by getting a job at Raychem, buying a home, and having two more daughters Kimberly and Doreen.  

Barry was an amazing son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.  He was a hard worker who provided for his family and most important loved the Lord. He taught his children about the love of Christ.  Barry lived by example by going to church, reading his bible, and praying before every single meal. Every morning he read his bible and did his puzzles happily with a cup of coffee.  He bowled and golfed every week with friends who loved Barry very much. Barry often stood out because of his sense of humor and his ability to poke fun at himself. He was very humble and a big hearted man.  His daughters called him a big teddy bear because they knew he was a softy especially with his Chi-weenie dog Sophie.

Barry was a big 49’er and Giants fan.  He often would watch the games at home because he wasn’t a big fan of crowds.  He also loved the outdoors so he bought a trailer. He and Pat loved to camp and once a year bring the family to enjoy it with them.  Barry was a very generous person who gave everyone the benefit of the doubt. He never judged but would try to put himself in their shoes that is one of the attributes people loved most about him.  

Barry was diagnosed in August with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.  He knew he was going to fight it and he did with dignity and courage.  After 3 rounds of chemo his body was tired and doctors told him there was nothing else they could do.  Barry was okay with the doctor’s decision. He said he had peace and was ready to go home with the Lord.   Barry quietly passed on December 22nd.  Barry will always be remembered and missed for his generosity, love for others, and his humor.

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