Obituary: Barry E. Sixeas

arry E. Sixeas, 81 of Biglerville, PA passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at The Gettysburg Hospital. He was born in Gettysburg, PA on February 17, 1942, son of the late Nelson O. & Hazel (Zimmerman) Sixeas. Barry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean (Bowmaster) Sixeas. He was a 1961 graduate of Gettysburg High School. Barry, along with his brother Jay, owned and operated Sixeas Furniture Galleries in Gettysburg for over 40 years, retiring in 2014. Barry was a fighter, who experienced a lot of physical problems, especially late in life, but he never gave up. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, the Gettysburg Eagles and the Moose Club of Gettysburg. Barry enjoyed sports, and was a big supporter of Gettysburg High School athletics. He avidly followed the Baltimore Orioles and kept up with the local and national horse racing scene. He was a big supporter of the Baltimore Colts and was a season ticket holder during the 1960’s and 1970’s. He also coached Little League baseball for a time in the 1960’s and then again in the 1990’s, when his son, Tom played. He spent over 20 years visiting Saratoga (NY) Race Course every summer and taking his family on their annual vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC. He and Jean enjoyed traveling and took several trips to Arizona. In addition to his wife, Barry is survived by his son, Thomas A. Sixeas of Biglerville, sister, Janet Rice of Kokomo, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, business partner and best friend, Jay L. Sixeas, who died in 2015. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York Street, Gettysburg with Rev. Andrew Geib, officiating. Interment will follow the services in the Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. A Viewing will be held from 9:30-11:00 AM on Saturday at the church. The family suggests memorials in Barry’s name be made to GAHS Athletics, 1130 Old Harrisburg Rd, Attn: Maria Myers . The Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfun

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