Barry C. Shay, 73, a well known Eau Claire area resident, passed away Friday afternoon at his home.
Barry was born in Rimersburg on October 19, 1946. He was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Shay.
Barry enjoyed working on cars in his garage, especially his pride and joy, a 1989 Lincoln Town Car which he had named “Loretta”. He also enjoyed hunting, watching professional wrestling and soap operas and most especially the company of his grandkids. Barry had worked on a drag line and had been employed by Slippery Rock Materials.
He survived by his wife, Melissa; his children, Shanon L. Calderone and her husband, Stephen, of St. Petersburg, Bridget Deal and her husband, Denny, of Volant, Kevin Shay and his girlfriend, Amanda, of Emlenton, John Shay and his girlfriend, Jessica, of Bruin, Veronica Scott and her husband, Mark, of West Sunbury; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers, Daryl, Dave, and William Shay; a sister, Shirley Fleeger and her husband, Richard, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In additions to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Deb Shirey Shay, a son, Jason Scott Shay, and a brother, Larry Shay.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 802 Grove St., St. Petersburg from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in Eau Claire Cemetery. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.