Greece: Suddenly, July 16, 2010 at age 57. Mark is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Elizabeth (Oberrecht) Barry; children, Mark Barry & Sarah (Casey Dilg) Barry; beloved grandson, Calvin Barry-Dilg; brothers, Kenneth (Rita) Barry, Brian Barry, Vincent (Cathy) Barry & Kevin Barry; sister, Patricia Barry; several nieces, nephews, cousins; many dear friends. Mark was an avid runner and was 2-time champion of Rochester Runner of the Year for his age group. He also competed in several marathons, including the Rochester, Boston New York City and East Hampton Marathons. Mark loved his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was truly Elizabeth's 'Knight in Shining Armor'. Friends may call Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated, Thursday 11:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment held at convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

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  1. Dear Ken and family,
    When Marge’s sister, Rita, married Ken 12 years ago, we admired the close relationship he had with his siblings. Ken’s family welcomed Rita into this closeness. We are saddened by the loss you are all feeling at this time. The world and especially his family and friends just lost a very special person. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Marge and Emil

  2. Dear Liz and family,
    Mark was a well loved and gentle man who always made us smile. Please know that we are here for you during this sad time. We wish we could take some of your pain away.
    Running races will never be the same without Mark there.
    Love, Larry and Elaine

  3. Dear Liz
    I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your husband; my heart breaks for you. Know that thoughts and prayers are being sent your way, with love.

  4. Dear Vinnie and Family, I am so sorry to hear the news of your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Pat Capon

  5. Here’s wishing the loved ones of Mark my sincere condolences. Although Mark touched me only for a short time I cherished his demeanor: Mark always ran with a smile, was a gentle man in his tone and actions, and embraced those around him. The running community will miss him greatly.

  6. Hi Liz,
    Am so sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers, I saw your address and would’nt you know it I am just around the corner from where u live 🙂 Im at California Dr Now So if you need or want anything u are welcome to stop by n visit, or even give us a call sometime will email u my address n all… Anyhow Love you and God Bless You and family

  7. I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Mark. May God bless his family, especially Liz, who loved him so much, and his children.

  8. I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Liz. May your happy, loving memories of Mark help you during this time and stay with you always. May he rest in peace.

  9. I enjoyed getting to know Mark over the past year at various local road races, and was shocked and saddened to see his name this morning in the obituaries. I spent quite a while talking with him at the 5K at Frontier Field last month, and he gave me some great tips for running the upcoming NYC marathon, which he said that he was also planning to run. This fall will be my first NYC, and I’ll be thinking of Mark as I run it. He was a wonderful guy who was also an inspiration to me as a runner. My sincerest condolences to his entire family. He will be missed.

  10. I was greatly saddened to read of Mark’s passing. I did not know him well, but as a fellow runner in the same age group we occasionally chatted after races. We had a very nice conversation after the Perinton July 4th race and I was hoping to get to know him better. He seemed like a great guy and of course was a phenomenal runner. I’ll miss him. My condolences to his family.

  11. Liz, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I know so well the grief you are feeling as I lost my husband five years ago. May loving memories comfort you. I am sending you a big hug.

  12. Liz, Sarah, Mark and family,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you. I really enjoyed hearing all the stories of Mark’s races.

  13. Liz, Sarah, Mark jr : We are shocked, sorry & saddened in hearing of Mark’s passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Peace & love to each of you now & always.

  14. Mark,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I hope many good memories bring you comfort and remind you that your father’s spirit shines on. He was an inspiration to all runners and will continue to guide you through the finish line no matter where you are in life. Were always here for you.

  15. My deepest sympathies to Liz and the family. Though I only met Mark a couple of times, those were very pleasant. As a runner myself, I admire his accomplishments. He will be missed.

  16. Our hearts are with you and your family for the loss of your dear Mark. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and will think of Mark’s nice smile and generous personality. God Bless You.

  17. Our neighborhood will never be the same without dear Mark. His gentle smile, his kind and loving heart and his love for his wonderful family was to be admired. He came from the most wonderful Irish family we know and we pray that the Lord bless his soul with peace and joy until we meet again in heaven. Our hearts are saddened for your incredible loss dear Liz, Mark Jr., Sarah and all the wonderful Barry and Oberrecht family. We are honored to have called him friend and dearly loved him. Mark will always be with all of us as he wrote such beautiful memories in our hearts. God bless and keep you all close in his care. His light will shine forever.

  18. Sincerely very sorry to hear about cousin Mark’s sudden passing. Though it’s been many years since I saw Mark and his family, I knew him to be a sweet and thoughtful guy — my heart goes out to his wife, children, brothers and sister. My prayers and sympathy to all of you. . .

  19. Sorry to hear of Marks passing,worked with Mark at Valeo ,what a great guy ,remember once when we went white water rafting in the mountains,picture still hangs on our wall today.
    Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

    Doug and Maureen

  20. We were so sorry to hear the news of Mark’s passing. We hope your memories and the love of your family will help you during this difficult time. Patti, Bubby and Roddy will be there to greet him as he looks over you always.

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