Age 87, of Mt. Washington, peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2020. Loving son of the late Patsy (Bat) and Mary Mars. Barry is preceded in death by his lovely wife Barbara and survived by his 5 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Accounting, he worked for Studebaker and Vern Staley Dodge. Among his many accomplishments were the founding of Allegheny Ford Truck Sales on the South Side of Pittsburgh and Barry Mars Ford in Stowe Township. He served as the first Chairman of the Ford Dealer Heavy Truck Council and was recognized by Ford Motor Company and his peers for his industry insightfulness and integrity. As a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, he truly loved his city and his Mt. Washington neighborhood. He will always be remembered for his captivating storytelling, his generosity, and his words of wisdom, or “Barryisms”, as his children call them. In loving memory, for Thunder and all of his animal companions that came before him, the family is requesting donations in lieu of flowers to the animal rescue shelter of your choice. Visitations on Thursday 4 -8 pm at the Brusco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., 214 Virginia Avenue, Mt. Washington (412 381-2323), where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 11:30am. www.bruscofalvo.com
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