Richard Barry Games
November 3, 1933 – April 15, 2020
Richard Barry Games, “Barry” of Marblehead and Wellfleet, MA died unexpectedly and peacefully on April 15, 2020 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his three children: Deborah Games of Kirksville, MO, Ginnie Andrews and husband John of Bountiful, UT, and Peter Games and wife Jennifer of Boise, ID; and three grandchildren, Rachel Andrews, Carson Andrews, and Shivani Waddington. He is also survived by his brother, John E. Games of Granby, CT and many more family members and treasured friends.
Born in Boston on November 3, 1933 to Frank Swett Games and Gertrude Powdrell Games, Barry grew up in Marblehead, and summered in Wellfleet. He attended Marblehead High School class of 1951 and graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Yale University in 1955. He served as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Okinawa for two years. After working for Exxon, he earned a Harvard Business School MBA in 1961. He was married to Linda Myers for 17 years, with whom he had three children, and lived a few places before settling in Georgetown. Moving back to Marblehead in 1978, he enjoyed his work at Raytheon for 36 years where he was highly regarded as a technical writer of manuals for missiles & radar and a supervisor of technical writers.
A native Cape Codder, Barry loved his time in Wellfleet. His family lived in Wellfleet since 1816, and his grandmother subsequently lived at the house Thoreau visited. As a youth, Barry fished all day at the back shore when he wasn’t delivering milk to his neighbors, canoeing Patience Brook, building a pond dock, or creating an obstacle course in the woods (before it became the National Park). As an adult, he discovered blueberry picking at Bound Brook Island, enjoyed canoeing to Gull Pond, and swimming at Slough. Barry had the heart and knowledge of a naturalist, and immersed his children in National Seashore education talks and self-guided nature trails. He loved his Yale friends’ reunions at Pine Lodge every Memorial Day weekend, including campfires on the beach, walking to Newcomb’s Hollow beach, and the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. He also cherished their gatherings at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn and Yale football reunions. Barry was a devoted caretaker of his beloved family home, Pine Lodge.
He always had an appreciation of the arts, and enjoyed art galleries, poetry readings and amateur theatre as well as Broadway musicals. As a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church of Georgetown for 48 years, Barry served as a deacon, and most recently as a greeter every week. He loved his family and family gatherings dearly. His loving and peaceful nature will be cherished always.
A celebration of Barry’s life will be held at the First Congregational Church and scheduled at a later date. A private interment will be held at Oakdale cemetery in Wellfleet on Sunday, April 19.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barry’s memory to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 200, Georgetown, MA 01833.
For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Richard Barry Games
April 21, 2020
I was blessed to have Barry as my Uncle. He seemed most comfortable at the Cape, and always had time to spend with me. I most enjoyed listening to my Dad and Uncle Barry share the stories of their youth on the Cape and Marblehead. The years would melt away, and you could see two teenage brothers enjoying their time together. Uncle Barry you will be missed.
April 20, 2020
To my big brother Barry, always ready to help me, teach me, and be my friend.
Your little brother John
Tania Van Royen
April 19, 2020
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort,
courage to face the days ahead and
loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
I am honored and blessed to have known Barry.
R.I.P. Richard Barry Games
My deepest sympathies to the family and Barry's friends.
Tania Van Royen (Family of Claire and Don Hoyer)