In Memory

Suzanne Barry (Tysko)

Sue Barry Tysko
Passed away May 9th, 2005 in Palm Desert after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Los Gatos.
Beloved wife of Bob Tysko for 34 years. Devoted mother of Barrie Tysko and her friend Duffy Whalen of Boston. Dear sister to Lynn Forrest (Bob) and dear aunt to Lisa DuCharme (Mike) and Rob Forrest (Amy). Loving daughter of the late Ed and Marion Barry. Also survived by an uncle, Harry Gaffney and cousins Kathy Barry, Barbara Barry Schwartz (Ron) and Grace Schalich (Mike).
A native of Marin County, she grew up in San Anselmo graduating from St. Anselm's Grammar School, Marin Catholic High School and Arizona State University.
During her business career, she always strived for perfection and during her illness, she never gave up hope of recovering.
Committal was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael, CA.  Grave location: St. Rapahael, Mausoleum Garden, Row LC20 East, Crypt 102

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04/08/10 06:24 PM #1    

Antone Sousa

Sue - We went all through St. Anselms and Marin Catholic together. I remember the parties both at your home on Van Winkle Drive and at the Sleepy Hollow Pool. You were indeed a kind and caring person. You were always "nice" to everyone, and never seemed to say anything negative about anyone. I will always remember when a number of the eighth graders (you and I included) took dancing lessons from Mrs. Cecil Prebble. We had them at the Sleepy Hollow Club House. And it was mixed company! God forbid! The school was very upset but we all went ahead and attempted to learn the etiquette of ballroom dancing. We had so much fun both in grammar school and in high school. Those twelve years went by so quickly and we all went our separate ways. And yet, when I look at your Senior photo, I will always remember that smiling, laughing, dynamic "little" Sue! You were and will always be remembered!

09/21/11 01:45 PM #2    

Joan Moran

 Darling Sue Barry.  She was a true and loyal friend.  We were songleaders together in our senior year and I always remember Sue having a more balanced personality than anyone.  Most of us were flighty and boy crazy and Sue seemed more focused and steady than any of our group. I loved to go over to her house and swim by the pool during the summers.  It always felt so grown up.  We spent a lot of time together in speech class and at speech festivalls and we logged many hours studying with Father Ben. Sue went off to college with complete confidence.  I knew she would do very well in her life.  I am deeply saddened that she is not with us during our 50th reunion.

Joan Moran

09/23/12 05:08 PM #3    

Beth Mellin (Pawlick)

Sue befriended me in fourth grade when I arrived from San Francisco at St Anselm's school in Sister Matthew of Mary's class  in a schoolroom which was isolated from the rest of the school in a separate building. We were about as opposite as two people could be, as I was scared to death to talk. We went trick-or-treating together and had sleepovers. We continued as friends up until the day she died which was a most painful loss for me. She brought sunshine, fun and hope to all she did. I can hear her voice so clearly laughing and making jokes about the travails of life. I went with her to chemo treatment and she even cheered people there. She valued family and friends above all else.  There is a new little 'Suzanne', her granddaughter,  born in November, 2011 in Boston to carry on her legacy. I cant wait to meet her.

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