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Published in The Boston Globe on December 26, 2020
SEIDMAN, Barry (Major USAF retired) Recipient of The Silver Star Age 79, succumbed to his battle with ALS. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Valerie, son Brian, daughter-in-law Kristen, grandson Tavi, granddaughter Sloane and his sister Gail.
Barry graduated from Boston University where he was a member of Arnold Air Society ROTC. After graduating, Barry entered the Air Force where he went to pilot training in Selma, AL. He became a Forward Air Controller in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Star for bravery. The remainder of his 20 years in the Air Force were spent in Strategic Air Command at Pease AFB in Portsmouth, NH, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and Strategic Air Command Headquarters in Omaha, NE. After retiring from the Air Force in 1982, he and his family returned to Massachusetts where he and his sister were partners in the family business, University Stationery Co. in Cambridge. He was an active member of Rotary in Cambridge and an involved member of Temple Emunah in Lexington. Anyone who knew Barry enjoyed his sense of humor, and their groans at his jokes were music to his ears. Barry was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Private interment with military honors will be held. Donations in his memory can be made to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.
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