Arent H. “Barry” Schuyler
November 7, 1923 – April 28, 2011
Arent H. (Barry) Schuyler passed away on April 28, 2011 in Santa Barbara. Extremely generous with his time, knowledge and resources, Barry was at the same time fiercely humble and felt his life’s actions and accomplishments rather than words should mark his passing.
Although we, his family, respect his wishes for no long eulogies or tributes, we and his many friends also want to celebrate the life of this remarkable man who left an indelible mark on the people and places he loved and encountered. Please join us at a celebration of Barry’s vision and energy from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, June 4th at the University of California at Santa Barbara (for additional details, please visit the website www.barryschuyler.info or call Peter at 805-450-2613). A gathering of family and friends will follow at Jean and Barry’s house.
Barry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean K. Schuyler, as well as his four children, Ann (Paul Brenner), Peter (Lisa Stratton), Kate (Fred Sly) and John (Marianne) and his seven grandchildren, Tristan and James Brenner, Dylan and Jaime Schuyler, Patrick Wilcox and Sophie Schuyler, and Dorrien Schuyler.
For those who would like to honor Barry, who was ever the student and teacher as well as the consummate pragmatist, a donation to Midland School in Santa Ynez, Caltech in Pasadena, or any of the numerous environmental or educational organizations that he supported and nurtured would be fitting. A personal commitment to follow a lifestyle that distinguishes “one’s needs from one’s wants” would bring a smile to Barry’s face.