Barry N. Fogel

April 24, 1941June 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


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Barry N. Fogel

have a memory or condolence to add?

Marlise Cusick

July 2, 2020

I was sorry to hear about Barry's passing. I will miss him as a friend and a bridge partner.