Joseph Michael Barry of Falls Church, a retired public issues analyst, died of acute respiratory failure at Virginia Hospital Center on May 23. He was 59.
Michael was born in Alexandria and received a degree with honors in Philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he was active in the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He began his career as an entrepreneur, owning and managing an apartment building in Charlottesville. He later moved back to the Washington, D.C. area, where he worked as an analyst for the Nestlé Corporation, Pagan International, and MBD, Inc. He then retired to raise his three children. He resided in the City of Falls Church for 20 years and was an active volunteer in the Falls Church City Schools.
His marriage of 20 years to Anne Camper ended in divorce, but they remained close friends.
Survivors include his children, Liana Quill Camper-Barry of Amherst, Mass., and Michael David Camper-Barry and Anne Belleau Camper-Barry, both of the City of Falls Church. His son Kevin Andrew Camper-Barry predeceased him, in 1992. Michael is also survived by his mother, Eleanor Quill Barry, three siblings, James Barry, Eleanor Carpenter, and Kathy Levin, and twelve nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on August 17 at 3 p.m. at the Stone Mansion in Alexandria.