Barry Robert Hyatt

April 8, 1934November 4, 2018

Barry Robert Hyatt, age 84, of Creve Coeur, Mo., passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, at home. He was the beloved husband of Salve Hyatt; dear father and father-in-law of David (Lisa Henry) Hyatt and Jennifer (Barry) Kuhlmann; dear grandfather of Devin Hyatt and Spencer Hyatt; and dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Barry Hyatt, who attended Washington University in St. Louis, was a man of many talents. In addition to his most important role as a devoted family man, he was a skilled jeweler as well as an accomplished musician and actor. As the founder and sole proprietor of Barry Hyatt Jeweler, in Creve Coeur, Mo., he experienced great success through the years, attracting many customers who remained loyal, satisfied clients for decades. A graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, he won the national Diamonds Today by DeBeers Design Award in 1981. As a musician, he was the lead trumpet player and director of the Moolah Shriners Band of St. Louis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Masons and the Shriners for over 60 years. As a thespian, he acted in local amateur theater on many stages over the past four decades, in nearly 70 plays, including the historic Goldenrod Showboat and the New Jewish Theater, for which he served as a member of the Board of Directors. He also appeared in several television commercials and in radio dramas.

Known for his dry, witty sense of humor, Barry Hyatt enjoyed making those around him smile and laugh…reminiscent of his own father’s way with people. At the same time, he was dedicated to preserving a sense of honor and excellence in all he did and in his dealings with others, garnering great respect among his friends and colleagues.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd., Olivette, Mo., 63132. The entombment service will take place Monday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Bellerive Garden Cemetery Mausoleum, 740 Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, Mo., 63141, with a Military Honor service and a Masonic service. Mr. Hyatt was a Masonic Member of Olive Branch Lodge, No. 576 A.F. & A.M. and Moolah Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children–St. Louis, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63110.


  • Chapel Service Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Shiva Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Entombment Monday, November 12, 2018

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Joseph Clapper

November 12, 2018

Our paths had not crossed in years. His support and love of live theater was infectious. What a great man.

Nancy St Julian Harding

November 11, 2018

Though I never had the pleasure to work with Barry onstage, our paths crossed often in theatrical venues and gatherings in the homes of mutual friends - oh, the days when Barry, Sue Bussen and John Smith would reminisce; sharing their stories and theatrical escapades, to the delight of all.
Barry was an incomparable raconteur and host with a gift for making each person present, especially newcomers, feel truly welcome and at ease.

A lovely man - I am so very sorry to hear of his passing.

Michael Komornik

November 9, 2018

Cousin Barry was my last surviving first cousin on my mother's side of our family. Barry's mother (Dorothy) was my mother's sister. Although we lived in Chicago when I was a child, we visited Barry's family in St. Louis ( U City) every year. I have marvelous childhood memories of those visits. Barry and his father (Uncle Sam) kept us in stitches from the moment we arrived til the moment we left. My how we looked forward to those visits. My condolences go out to all of Barry's family. Rest in peace, Cousin Barry.

John Taylor

November 9, 2018

Please know that the wonderful talents of Barry will be missed by so many of us. I had the honor of working with Barry on several shows and he was always a delight to work with.
May the peace that passes all understanding be with Barry's family and other friends.

Liz Mischel

November 5, 2018

Our entire family will miss you. I have so many lovely memories of working with Barry on stage . He was so talented in so many ways.I love that I have several pieces of jewelry designed by him with such care and creativity. Barry Hyatt was one of a kind. I hope it comforts his family to know how loved and respected he was.