Barry A. Mennig, 71

Barry A. Mennig, 71, husband of Anita L. (Krause) Mennig, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, November 6, 2023, at his home in Gilbertsville.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Charles and Esther (Hallman) Mennig.

Barry was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved football. He was a former player, and later coached for the Optimist Midget Mites, Boyertown Jr. High East, and was an assistant for the Boyertown High School Football team. He also coached travel softball teams. Barry enjoyed being outside where he would go hunting, fishing, and clamming. He was an avid Penn State Football fan, a member of the Orioles Club in Boyertown, and longtime member of the NRA.

Surviving along with his wife Anita of 45 years, is his son Zachary A. Mennig, husband of Alyson; daughter Katie L. Friend, wife of Ryan; grandchildren Kara Friend, Elsa Mennig, Kinzley Friend, Carter Friend, Adelle Mennig, Isolde Mennig, and Magnus Mennig. He is predeceased by his siblings Nancy Roller, Charlotte Stevenson, Bud Mennig, Bruce Mennig, and Glen Mennig.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 11:00AM at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ (35 W Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown, PA 19512) with Pastor Robert Ziehmer officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date. A visitation for friends and family to gather will also be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 9:30AM-11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn Hospice Development (3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104) or online at or The American Heart Association ( in Barry’s name.

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I knew Barry when in junior and senior high. Always a straight-shooter.
We played sandlot football way back in junior high. And had some good discussions at the Orioles in B'town in later years.
Good man.

~ Ed Sweisford
11/15/2023 7:46:00 PM

Please accept Alvaann and my deepest sympathies Anita. RIP Barry.
Sincerely, Mike Weber, (Shrine buddy and good friend of your brother Bill.)

~ Michael A Weber Allentown, PA
11/14/2023 2:05:58 PM

Anita so sorry to hear about Barry.??

~ Deborah Kimbel
11/12/2023 9:54:17 PM

Prayers of peace for his family.

~ William Adams
11/9/2023 3:29:53 PM

When I think about Uncle Barry I immediately hear his booming laugh. He had a hug that could totally encapsulate you. He was always there for anyone that needed him, in any way. He could lift you up with confidence and tell you what you needed to hear, good or bad all the while still loving you. He was such a presence in the world and I am lucky to have known him. May he rest peacefully in the arms of our lord.

~ Robin Anne Hartman & Family Port Royal, SC
11/9/2023 1:51:25 PM

Sending hugs & our sympathy to the family,Barry will always be remembered for his great sense of humor & smile! A great family man .Thinking of you all!

~ Brenda
11/8/2023 7:41:13 PM

Barry will be missed my prayers our with you at this time

~ Brad toms Siverdale, Wa
11/8/2023 6:24:48 PM