Barry L. Duey

  • Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Barry L. Duey

August 1, 1953 " July 24, 2017

On July 24, 2017, Barry L. Duey peacefully passed away in the early evening in San Francisco. He was born August 1, 1953, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and is survived by his beloved sister-in-law Mary Lou. Barry moved to the Bay Area as a young man, where he found love twice " first in partner Jerry, and then Bart " and persevered through each of their earthly departures years ago.

For nearly 30 years, Barry tended bar at Aunt Charlie's Lounge in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. For those he served daily, Barry provided stability and inspiration, being a person of immense character and integrity. He was highly revered as an invaluable source of love, humor, and wisdom.

A master storyteller, Barry had a genius ability to condense his massive imagination and (often painfully funny) observations into a few choice words. He was an avid reader and theater patron, and loved food, television, and travel. Barry will be forever loved and missed.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life Sunday, August 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Aunt Charlie's Lounge, 133 Turk San Francisco, CA 94102. Attendees are encouraged to bring printed photographs of Barry for display during the reception.