Barry Wesley Garnand, 76, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2023, at Holy Cross Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 19, 1947, in Takoma Park, MD, to Roy and Audrey Garnand.
Growing up in Montgomery County, MD, Barry graduated from Wheaton High School. He loved playing all sports and was voted Wittiest of his Senior Class. He entered the Navy in 1968 and served 4 years onboard the USS Harold J. Ellison DD864 Naval Ship. Barry was a natural born salesman and had a career in Schweber Electronics and Pioneer, before serving as Vice President at All American Semiconductor for a majority of his career. In his retirement, he worked at Twin Arch Storage to fund his cigar habit.
Barry had a wonderful sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. His family was incredibly important to him, as were his big circle of friends, many he has had since childhood. He had a way of making everyone around him feel special. Barry was always the life of the party and he and Phyllis loved to entertain. He was so proud of his beautiful yard and had a love of landscaping. His other hobbies included golfing trips with his buddies, watching the weather, enjoying brewskis and cigars, and going his grandchildrens’ ballgames, where everyone knew Pop-Pop. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his immediate family, beloved cousins, and his closest friends and neighbors.
Barry is survived by his wonderful wife of 54 years, Phyllis Garnand, daughters, Gaylen DiSanto and husband, Peter, and Natalie Pritchett and husband Nathan. In addition, he is survived by the lights of his life, his grandchildren, Jackson Pritchett, Brynn DiSanto, Charlie Pritchett, and Juliana Pritchett. He is also survived by sister-in-laws Jenny Garnand and Priscilla Andachter, and brother-in-law, Ron Andachter, as well as many close cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Roy and Audrey Garnand, sister Linda Barnes, brother Steven Garnand, and brothers-in-law Jim Bonebrake and John Bonebrake.
The family will receive friends from 11AM to 1PM on Wednesday, November 29, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Mt Airy, MD where the funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM. The burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery at 711 S. Main Street in Mt. Airy.
A reception will be held at the Pritchett Residence following the burial service.