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Nov. 26, 1942–Oct. 12, 2019

Barry Bergantz, age 76, passed away Oct. 12, 2019, at Weston County Health Services. 

Barry Dennis Bergantz was born on Nov. 26, 1942, to Russel and Alleyn (Crowley) Bergantz in San Francisco, Calif. He went to St. John’s Catholic School and St. Ignatious. As a young man Barry loved to go flying with his father. He even learned to fly before he could drive. Barry enjoyed working with his hands as a handy man, and even built a couple houses with a friend. Aviation was one of the true loves of his life. 

Barry was married in his earlier years and his daughter, Christine, was born. He later divorced and then met Vinka Azich. They were married for 40 years and had Valorie and Nicholas. Barry loved spending time with all of his family.

Barry is preceded in death by his parents. 

He is survived by his wife, Vinka of Newcastle, Wyo; daughters, Christine, and Valorie Bergantz of Newcastle; and son, Nicholas Bergantz of San Jose, Calif.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railroad Ave., Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at


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