Barry C. Lewis

  • Born: September 26, 1940
  • Died: October 1, 2018
  • Location: Austin, Texas

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barry C. Lewis passed away peacefully on October 1, 2018, just days after his 78th birthday. Barry was born on September 26, 1940, in Houston, Texas to Jerome and Claire Lewis. Barry attended Bellaire High School and the University of Houston. One of Barry's earliest accomplishments was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. After college, Barry served in the US Army and received an honorable discharge in 1965. He attained the rank of First Lieutenant and received the Army Commemoration Medal for his time served.

In 1976, Barry and Romi married on August 21st and his daughter Michelle (Misha) was born in 1979. Barry was a devoted father and husband.

To say Barry had a successful career would be an understatement. Barry spent 25 years in commercial construction. After Barry rose to be an SVP at the Pinkerton and Laws Company, Barry enrolled in Atlanta Law School at the age of 48 and graduated receiving the honor of valedictorian of his class. He was a member of the Georgia Bar Association and had a small but successful law practice for over 10 years where he specialized in commercial construction.

In 2002, Barry and Romi relocated from Atlanta to Austin to enjoy their retirement. Barry was very involved in the Austin community in many ways. He was a volunteer with SCORE for 10 years, an officer with DANA, and was the President of the Austonian Condominium Association.

Being a Mason was a huge part of Barry's life. He carried the legacy of being a Mason from his father. He was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, as well as a Royal Arch York Rite Mason in Austin. He was also Past Master of the University Lodge in Austin as well as Past Master of the Sandy Springs Lodge in Atlanta.

Barry will be sadly missed by so many people including his wife of 42 years, Romi, his sister and brother-in-law Ellyse and Warren Zindler and their son Dean, his daughter and son-in-law Misha and Mark Rangel. His two young grandchildren, Lewis and Alex Rangel will always carry his legacy with them.

Graveside service will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas


Condolence & Memory Journal

Barry was the only person who showed up at City Council when I protested late night concrete pouring. I didn't know who he was- being new to downtown issues-but soon learned. I don't know what I would have done without his advice which he so generously shared. He showed up at all the meetings when the issue dragged out for years. I grew to greatly admire his intelligence, good humor and tenacity. My condolences to his family and he will be missed by Austin.

Posted by Kathy Marcus - Austin, TX   October 04, 2018

Posted by Kathy - Austin, TX   October 04, 2018

I served with Barry on ZAPCO at the City of West Lake Hills. His acerbic wit and ability to listen carefully to everyone were welcome and necessary additions to the proceedings. My condolences to his family for their loss.

Posted by Robert Meisel - West Lake Hills, TX - Coworker   October 04, 2018

Barry was first a friend, and later became a client. He was good fun when enjoying a cocktail, discussing any number of topics of interest. He later engaged us to help with a problem at the Austonian. I was always impressed by his depth of knowledge, and his attention to detail. He was tough but certainly always fair, and I always admired that. A good man - he will be missed.

Posted by Dave Stauch - Austin, TX   October 03, 2018

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