Barry Arlen Wax 74, of St. Petersburg, FL. died Monday (Feb 4, 2019). Born in Ann Arbor, MI, he moved with his family to the St. Petersburg area in grade school; graduated Boca Ciega HS (1963) where he still holds the shot put record and is a member of the BCHS Hall of Fame. Member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, earned his undergrad and law degree from Tulane (1970), and settled in Treasure Island, and then Gulfport. An accomplished attorney and businessman, Barry contributed to countless organizations and made friends wherever he went. His passions were his kids, grandkids, family, friends, boating, reading by the pool, and Barry’s Gourmet Brownies. He was surrounded by his family as he passed, much too soon. Barry was preceded in death by his parents Elaine and Kenneth. Barry is survived by his children of spouse Laura, Melissa (Dave), and Jon (Brenda), and of spouse Judy, Ashley (Alvin), and Eric; grandchildren Jameson, Kennedy, Audrey, Nathan, Carter, Ariana; siblings Cheri (Mike), Wendy (John). In lieu of flowers to American Heart Association. We love you, Papa Bear.
Funeral services will be 1 PM Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.