Barry N. Fogel
April 24, 1941 – June 21, 2020
Barry Fogel passed away Sunday morning June 21, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born April 24, 1941 to Edith and Alex Fogel in Bronx, New York. Barry was raised in Paterson, New Jersey.
He graduated from Newark College of Engineering and earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Barry spent his working life in the fields of communication technology, aerospace, security and sales.
Barry introduced himself to his bride-to-be, Sunny, when they were both employed at a local market in New Jersey. Barry and Sunny wed soon after meeting and have been married for 56 years.
While employed with Boeing Aerospace in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Barry and Sunny had their first daughter, Edith. Barry would joke the shuttle went up to the moon and Edie came down.
Barry’s work moved the family to Northern Virginia. Years later they were blessed with their second daughter Johanna. Most weekends you could find Barry on the sidelines of Johanna’s soccer games, urging her on.
He was a Master Bridge Player and an avid reader. Being 6’1” at the age of fourteen gave Barry an appreciation for the game of basketball. Barry loved to travel and liked to try all kinds of foods. He had a special affinity for seafood and would take the family out on culinary excursions. Barry passed on his love for reading to both of his daughters. Barry appreciated music and especially enjoyed Stevie Nicks, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash as well as many other Classic Rock Artists. Judaism was also an important part of his family, community and life.
The Fogel family grew to include their dog Cuddles, Blackie (a large black dog), and a cat named Socks. He is survived by his wife Sunny, two daughters Edie and Johanna, and his half-sister Phyllis.
The Graveside service was held on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at the King Solomon Memorial Park Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey.
Arrangements were made under the care of Hardage–Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.
You may leave a message for the family at www.greenlawnjacksonville.com.
Barry N. Fogel
Elise Lucas Sosenko
December 4, 2020
Growing up Barry was my favorite cousin on my father’s side. Somehow the Lucas family
never stayed in touch. Barry’s Mom, my Aunt Edie,died way too soon. I was looking up relatives with the hope of reconnecting with
Some cousins and was so saddened to learn of Barry’s passing. The last time that we
saw each other was at a family Bar Mitzvah at Singers in Rockland County. I think that you were moving to Cocoa Beach.I am including my EMail if you want to get in touch with me.I am sorry that we all lost touch. Our sincere condolences to you and your daughters. Fondly, Elise Lucas
August 4, 2020
Sonny I was so sad to hear of Barry's passing. I did get your first phone call, went to this site but all they had was his name and dates. No place for memories. Until you called again I had given up. I was happy to see the site was up and read the bio. Barry and I were friends and bridge partners for quite awhile until he got sick. I remember how you both looked after me whenever there was a hurricane coming. I wish you happiness and good health. I know you must have wonderful memories to look back on. Take care and stay safe. Big Hugs for you and your girls.
July 18, 2020
Barry's passing amplifies my fond memories of our days in college and beyond where we created our own bridge conventions (to win tournaments) and played tennis where we unknowing advised Billie Jean King how to play when she was practicing at our local park.
July 2, 2020
I was sorry to hear about Barry's passing. I will miss him as a friend and a bridge partner.