Obituary of Barry F. Wharity
October 3, 2020. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Harold & Helen Wharity. He is survived by his wife Kathy A. (Flanagan) Wharity; children, Brendan (Nikki) Wharity, Shannin Wharity, Michele Wharity & Patrick Wharity; grandchildren, Joshua & Riley Waggoner; sister, Roberta (Bruce) Williams; father-in-law, Jack Flanagan; brothers-in-law, John (Patty) Flanagan & Jim (Kathy) Flanagan; aunts, Peg (Oscar) Lewis, Pat Flannery & Amanda (Scott) Cleeton; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends.
AS PER NYS REGULATIONS ALL WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AND HANDSANITIZE UPON ENTERING THE FUNERAL HOME.
Barry's life story will be shared during his visitation, Friday, October 9th, 1-3 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd. His funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday, October 10th, 11AM at the funeral home. His interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flower donations can be sent to the Jewish Home, Neuro Behavioral Unit, 2021 S. Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618 in Barry's memory.
The Story of Barry Wharity
Barry was born September 5, 1946 to Harold & Helen (Barry) Wharity. Barry and his sister Roberta grew up in Charlotte, NY where he played hockey and softball. Barry graduated from Charlotte High School and went on to attend RIT. He played hockey for RIT until he graduated.
After RIT he began playing golf and was a member at Brook Lea Country Club. He worked at VWR, where he met his future wife, Kathleen Flanagan. They went on a date and 6 years later were married. His career also led him to Transcat where he was President, then to Alstom Signaling, from where he would eventually retire as a Vice President.
Barry & Kathy had 4 children, Brendan, Shannin, Michele & Patrick which he absolutely adored. He enjoyed volunteering at Villa of Hope, Grace Ecumenical Food Shelf and was always donating to families in need. He took great pride in yardwork and his yard was impeccable.
Over the years Barry kept in touch with his Charlotte friends and they would often meet for lunch. He liked to watch old westerns on TV and listen to country music or rock.
Barry was generous, hardworking, quick witted, thoughtful and had a dry sense of humor. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.