Lt. Commander Bruce Clifford Barry

Lieutenant Commander Bruce Clifford Barry, U.S. Navy, retired, 98, formerly of Rainbow Lake and most recently of Champlain Valley Senior Community, Willsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on Jan. 30, 1919, he was the son of Philip and Mary (Schwahn) Barry.

Bruce, married Isabelle (Muncil) on Aug. 2, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Navy Post-Graduate School at Annapolis and Harvard, General Line School and Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. He was commanding officer of the U.S.S. Darby (DE-218) from 1956 until 1958. He held 12 service ribbons/citations with 12 battle stars for World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by many nephews and nieces: Bobby Muncil, Jane Cramer, Mike Jenkins, Christine Muncil, Donna Muncil, Noelle Santiago, Westly Muncil, Nelson Jr. Muncil; and his wonderful friend and care taker, Emily Warner.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Bruce Clifford Barry may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

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