Obituaries
John Patrick Barry
John Patrick Barry, age 52, died on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Mr. Barry was a descendent of Commodore John Patrick Barry, who served in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution, and was acknowledged by President George Washington to be the "Father of the American Navy." Like his famous ancestor, John had a lifelong love of the sea. He was a 1978 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and was serving on the USMMA Sailing Foundation Board at the time of his death. After his graduation, he held leadership positions on commercial merchant ships, and in later life, spent his career at Enron and later Morgan Stanley. In private life, John was highly involved in Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC), where he served as Commodore from 2004-2005. On his watch as Commodore, he initiated two charity regattas benefiting the Family and Children's Association and the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation and introduced trap shooting to the Club. An avid sailor, John served on the MBYC Race Committee, the Winter Frostbite Race Committee, and was Principal Race Officer for numerous club regattas. John was an active fisherman and on the board of the Greater NY Anglers Association. He also enjoyed hunting with his dog, Dolce, a Spinone Italiano. John is survived by his wife Nan, daughter Kelly, mother Joan, sisters Maura and Lisa, and brother Michael. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009, 2 p.m. at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the USMMA Sailing Foundation, 300 Steamboat Rd., Kings Point, NY 11024.
Patricia Ellyn Eisner

Patricia Ellyn Eisner, 77, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Port Washington, NY, died on February 7, 2009 after an extended stay in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Patricia was born on December 7, 1931 in Manhattan to Joseph and Catherine McQuaid. She graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School in 1949 and received the Molière Medal for being the outstanding French student in the City of New York. Later, she received her Undergraduate and Master's degrees from Queens College and National Board Certification granted by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards after completing post-graduate work at The University of Pittsburgh. She began her full-time teaching career in Connecticut and later served as a part-time teacher in many school systems, including Port Washington, NY.

In 1953, she married Bruno Henry Eisner in Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. Over the years, they resided in Port Washington, NY; Mt. Lebanon, PA; Cheshire, CT; Lake Forest, IL and East Amherst, NY. They retired to Sarasota, FL in 1994 and spent their last 15 years together visiting family and traveling abroad.

Patricia leaves a loving family, which includes her husband of 55 years, Bruno; her three children: Craig (Rebecca) Eisner of Glencoe, IL, Kimberly (Thomas) Seegan of Oak Park, CA, and Diane Eisner Stroud of Upper Saddle River, NJ; six grandchildren: Matthew and Brooke Seegan, Peter and James Stroud, George and Henry Eisner; her brother, Thomas McQuaid of NYC; her sister-in-law, Teresa McQuaid of Albertson, NY; and her five nieces and nephews.

Burial was held at a private service in Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, IL. A memorial service will be held later this year in Sarasota, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at www.americanheart.org.


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