Barry Thomas Nieman, of Whidbey Island, Wash., passed away Nov. 1, 2020 following a brief battle with cancer. He was 64.
Barry was born July 7, 1956 in Camden, N.J. the son of Richard and Barbara (Wilwerth)Nieman.
Barry was a graduate of North East Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield, Mass., where he majored in food services. Barry worked as a baker at Camp Beckett, Heartland and Purity Supreme grocery stores prior to his move to Washington State.
For the past 30 years, Barry called Whidbey Island his home. He was an active member of St. Hubert’s Catholic Church. Until his passing, he was grocery manager at Ken’s Korner Red Apple market. Barry was also a proud United States Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson submarine.
Barry had many hobbies, and in his leisure time he enjoyed comic book and coin collecting, listening to music, especially Bruce Springsteen. He was a movie buff and loved to read anything from a good mystery and topics on current events to politics and history.
In addition to his father, Barry is predeceased by his brothers, Paul and David Nieman, and nephew Christopher.
He is survived by his mother Barbara and siblings Richard Nieman, Barbara Winslow, Michael Nieman, Philip Nieman, John Nieman and Theresa Painter; several nieces and nephews; and dear friend Shannon E. Johannson and her late husband James.
Relatives and friends held a funeral Mass on Dec. 7 at Sacred Hearts Church. Interment followed at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made to the Independence Fund, 9013 Perimeter Fund Drive, Suite E, Charlotte, N.C. 28216. Arrangements by the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home of Woburn.