1220 George C Wilson Drive, Suite C
Augusta, GA 30909

Sylvester Joseph "Joe" Barry, Ph.D.

March 27, 1933 - January 24, 2019

Sylvester Joseph Barry “Joe”, entered into rest on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his residence in Evans, GA.  Joe is survived by his wife, Kim; his daughters Jean (Ted) and Susan (Ethan); his son, Brian (Karen); his stepsons Kyle (Jessica) and Chris (Val); grandson Blaise; and his beloved dog, Spike.


Joe was born March 27, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended St. Johns University, NYU, Columbia University, and Northwestern University. Joe was a Professor at University of Oklahoma from 1966 – 1990, until he moved to Augusta to work as a Research Audiologist and Assistant Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Joe had a life-long love of photography and loved to tell stories. His love of story-telling resulted in winning several Porter Fleming awards.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  762-994-0311.



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So sorry about your loss, Kim and children. I so enjoyed my time with him even though he accused me of burning him with a soldering iron and referred to our homemade counting device as the, “Digital Clackometer.” Robert Paul
Robert Paul - August 10 at 10:03 AM
Dr. Barry was quite a guy. He was my major professor while I was at the OUHSC and we shared many laughs and other emotions during that time. I will always remember Dr. Joe Barry as a brilliant mind! My condolences to his wife and family.
Stephen Painton - January 27 at 1:19 PM
With sympathies on your loss and an offer of any support we can offer.
Melanie Herzfeld - January 27 at 5:12 AM
I will always remember Joe as a man who lived life to the fullest. The man was a fine storyteller! I only knew him in his years in Georgia, but my god, the life he led, one could write a novel on. He will be missed, and I want to express my deepest condolences to his family. We love ya’ll.
Mike Broome - January 26 at 8:20 AM
Dr. Joe Barry was a beloved audiology professor at OUHSC to me and many other graduate students. His breadth of knowledge of so many subjects allowed him to "educate" us on life, culture, opera, photography and many other areas besides audiology. We was well loved and will be greatly missed.
Luceen J. Dunn - January 25 at 9:10 AM
So sorry to hear about your tragic loss - deepest condolences from your friendly neighbours to the north.
D.K. - January 24 at 4:47 PM