Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


Barry Sherman

16 July , 19592 July , 2019

Barry Allan Sherman passed away July 2, 2019 at the age of 59. He was born July 16, 1959 in Clifton Forge, VA.

He was a graduate of Oakwood High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University.

He began his career as a high school substitute teacher and then as a social worker for at risk teenagers. Later in life, Barry started and built a painting and contracting business.

Barry found his inspiration in music, the many books he read and several classic movies. And he could often be found outside improving the landscape and flower gardens of his childhood home.

Community service was a passion of Barry’s and he lent his support to Rebuild Dayton, Habitat for Humanity, the Miami Valley Literacy Council, Making Christmas Dreams Come True and Saint Vincent DePaul.

Barry was proceeded in death by his mother Beverly. He is survived by his father Allan, his sister Karen Mead (husband Bob, children Westen and Caitlin) and his brother Bo (wife Laura).

Barry was a vocal advocate for the education and support of those suffering from Tinnitus. In lieu of flowers, Barry’s family suggests donations to the American Tinnitus Foundation (www.ata.org).


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, 6 July , 2019


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Marsha Mathias

6 July 2019

Sweet memories of many, many Christmas Eve’s in the 70s with our families together playing that toppling tower game. My sincere condolences to your family.

Marsha Sinewe Mathias

Rick Poeppelmeier

5 July 2019

I've always been a movie fan, especially horror movies. One of my greatest movie memories was going to the Southland Cinema next to Dayton Mall for a midnight showing of "Dawn of the Dead" with Bo and Barry. Not only an amazing movie but the audience at midnight was something special, cheering crazy bloody scenes, and every once in awhile an illegal bottle of beer would be knocked over and slowly roll down between the seats, and everyone would laugh. Just a great event, the horror equivalent of a Rocky Horror Picture showing. Thank you for that wonderful memory Barry,
All the best,

Rick Poeppelmeier

Elizabeth Poeppelmeier

5 July 2019

Mr. Sherman, Bo and Karen,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.