Janet L. (Busch) Barry

October 12, 1941 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 79)


Janet L. Barry, age 79 of Pittsburgh's North Side passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 12, 2020.  Originally from Troy Hill, Janet lived in Brookline for a number of years before returning to Pittsburgh's North Side.  She was a hairstylist in the South Hills area and later went on to retire from Bell Atlantic/Verizon.  She served as a volunteer at Resurrection Church and Brookline's area food bank.  Janet's greatest passion was her family.  Her generosity of spirit and caring nature knew no bounds when it came to the people she loved. 

Janet is survived by her beloved partner John C. Walsh, daughter Christine L. Reed (Daniel H. Wissinger) of Tega Cay, SC, and daughter Michelle M. (Regis J., Jr.) Seaman of Harmony, PA.  Sister of Walter E. (Mary Ann) Busch, Jr. of Bethel Park.  Grandmother of Sean P. (Hannah Dinning) Reed, Shannon N. Reed, and Casey C. Seaman.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  United by love, Janet also leaves behind son, John P. (Mary Lynn) Walsh of Pittsburgh, son Paul J. Walsh of Glenshaw, daughter Jennifer L. (Damian J.) Landolina of Glenshaw, and grandchildren Jessica M., Damian G. and Dominic J. Landolina.  She was the wife of the late John P. Barry Jr. for 34 years, and daughter of the late Walter E. and Mildred L. Busch, Sr.  She was also predeceased by her granddaughter Lauren M. Reed. 

Due to the pandemic, visitation is for immediate family only.  Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, at 11 a.m., in the Church of the Resurrection (St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish). 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Brain Foundation. 








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Mass of Christian Burial
December 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Resurrection Church/St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish
1100 Creedmoor Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

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