William S. Barry
Class of 1998
Bill was born February 22, 1930, in Zanesville, OH. A third-generation candy maker, he started in the candy industry as a truck driver for his father’s company, Bloomer Candy Co. A graduate of St. Thomas High School, he attended Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN. Following military service in WWII, he married Janet in 1953. The couple raised four children, all of whom joined the family business.
Bill was president of Bloomer Candy at the time of his induction, and had earned a reputation for business professionalism, integrity and community service. He was awarded the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, a Bob and Dolores Hope Community Service Award, the Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice Papal Award and a Rosecrans Service Award.
Bill passed away on November 22, 2018, at the age of 88.