Barry Douglas Pfeifer, 74, of Mears

May 10, 2024

Barry Pfeifer

Barry Douglas Pfeifer, 74, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, after bravely battling pancreatic cancer for four years, leaving behind a legacy filled with love and laughter. He was born January 6, 1950, the son of Roy and Faye (Mills) Pfeifer.

Barry’s journey began in New Lenox, Ill., where he spent 65 years, before relocating to Mears – Silver Lake, in 2015, and enjoying countless winters in the beautiful Naples, Fla. A proud graduate of the original Lincoln-Way High School class of 1968, Barry had a passion for all things mechanical, filling his life with an array of vehicles.  His greatest joy came from classic cars.

He retired as a superintendent in commercial construction and volunteered on his homeowner association’s board.  But beyond his hobbies, Barry was known for his infectious personality; to know him was to love him and share in a good laugh.

Barry is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Linda (Tatro) Pfeifer, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Barry’s memory lives on through his three children: Christopher (Amy) Pfeifer, Jayna (Nick) Perez, and Jennifer (Pedro) Romero. He was a cherished grandfather to Cole, Macy, Jacob, and Rex Pfeifer, Colin and Owen Perez, and Joshua Graham.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved grandson, Riley J Romero.

In addition to his immediate family, Barry is also remembered fondly by his brother, Dennis (Bonnie) Pfeifer, sister, Coleen Pfeifer, and Brother-in-law, Edward (Karen) A. Tatro. His impact extended far and wide, touching the hearts of many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.  There are countless memories and shared laughs with friends in the New Lenox, Ill. area, Silver Lake, and Naples, Fla.

A celebration of life will happen at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Crystal Valley Care Fund P.O. Box 451 Hart, MI 49420 or to Hospice of Michigan.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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