Barry Oksman

Obituary of Barry A. Oksman

Barry was an adventurous man who liked to live life to the fullest. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served for 2 years. He enjoyed traveling immensely, especially when he got to go to Alaska. However, he loved his home in Buffalo as well, and he always cheered for the Sabres when they played.

Barry had a wide range of interests to take up his time, including training dogs for agility. He also enjoyed cooking, and he would attempt to make anything that he could. He wasn’t scared to try something new! Of course, his favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting. Ever the outdoorsman, you could always trust Barry to be out in nature during deer and pheasant season. Please take a fishing lure to remind yourself of Barry’s passion, and how his love always could reel you in.


OKSMAN - Barry A. November 15, 1951 - September 25, 2018. Barry A. Oksman of Eden, NY, passed away with family by his side, following a courageous battle with liver disease. He was always strong, never afraid, and took life one day at a time. He was 66 years old. Barry is survived by his wife, Suzanne Oksman; and his children, Eric Oksman and Jessica White (Oksman); as well as his son-in-law, Matthew White. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Josephine Oksman; and his brother, Robert Oksman. Barry was born and raised in New York City. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, and served his country during the Vietnam War. Following his service, Barry relocated to the Western New York area and quickly became an avid sportsman. He was happiest when hunting or fishing, and truly loved being outdoors and on Lake Erie. Many fellow Western New York fishermen will know him best by his nick name of "Anchor Wheel". Barry's other interests included cooking, travel, dog agility, Sabres games with his son, jazz music, and spending time with his family. He was a devoted employee of the Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11 AM at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 4199 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or Disabled American Veterans, 130 S. Elmwood Ave., #620, Buffalo, NY 14202, in his honor.