Barry M. Woldman

January 27, 1943June 7, 2018

Barry Michael Woldman, son of the late Samuel and Miriam Woldman, was born on January 27, 1943 in Chicago, IL. As a child, he was very close to his grandparents and spent many summers with them in Michigan City, Indiana, one of his favorite places where he enjoyed spending time with his siblings and his cousins. Upon graduating from Niles West High School, Barry attended Washington University at St. Louis and graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a charter member of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He received his JD from DePaul University where he served on the Law Review. Upon completion of law school, he worked for Karlin & Karlin Law Firm specializing in medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury. Later, he struck out on his own and formed his own law firm and practiced law for many years. In his later years, he worked as a Vice President of a computer company, and for the last 20 years, had his own successful business, BMW Enterprises, where he placed attorneys at some of the top law firms in Chicago. Barry was a huge sports fan, especially football and basketball. He loved water and for many years was a regular runner along the lakefront. His father was a dentist so he was not allowed to eat many sweets as a child, so as a result he loved cake and candy, especially ice cream. He was a people person who never met a stranger. He loved telling stories, sometimes the same ones over and over. He loved telling the story about his career as a Jewel stock boy and a dandelion picker. He loved his family and had many stories about growing up with his brothers. Family was important to him. He enjoyed talking about the road trips to Florida that he took with his children. For years, he generated a monthly bulletin that included everybody’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc. so that everyone could keep in contact with each other. He was the glue that held the family together. He cherished family ties and HE LOVED HIS GRANDCHILDREN. Barry departed this life on June 7, 2018, leaving behind a rich legacy of love and caring. He will be remembered as a kind, loving, and supportive father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. He is no longer with us, but he will always be in our hearts. To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 23 years, Drema Lee Woldman; his children Scott Alan (Rossana), Erika Tracey (Adam) Hecht, Jonathan Brent, and Nichole Michelle (MacArthur); five grandchildren – Journee, Mia, Maxwell, Sara and Jadyn; and his devoted brother, Dr. Richard (Beth) Woldman. His brother Donald (Tina) predeceased him. Also mourning his memory is his first wife, Bonnie Strongin, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and life-long friends.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Barry M. Woldman

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Lady Bernice & Lord Edwin R. Ham

June 11, 2018

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the transition of your Husband, Lord Barry Woldman. May you take solace in the good times, the beautiful memories and the forever healing power of the love of God.. We love you and are praying for you and your family. ✨🌟👑🌟✨
Lacdy Bernice A. and Lord Edwin R. Ham
Florence Chapter, Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc.
Florence, SC