April 18, 1956 ~ September 7, 2020

Born in: Yonkers, New York
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Barry Arnold Cane
April 18, 1956-September 7, 2020

Barry Arnold Cane was born in Yonkers, New York, on April 18, 1956, the son of Bruno and Marilyn (Esrig) Cane.

He lived in Stamford, Connecticut, prior to entering college. Barry attended the University of Connecticut and graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a degree in political science. He then attended graduate school at the University of New Haven where he studied public administration. Barry also interned at the Connecticut State Senate for Joe Lieberman prior to Senator Lieberman becoming a United States Senator and vice presidential nominee.

Following graduation, Barry moved to Bronx, New York, where he lived with his grandmother, Molly Esrig, and worked in Manhattan as a disability adjudicator for the Social Security Administration. Barry then moved to Miami, Florida, to live with his father and worked for the J.C. Penney Company selling electronics. He decided to leave Florida and follow his brother to Indianapolis where he again worked for the Social Security Administration. He also worked for Chase Bank in Indianapolis approving mortgage loans. Barry’s final job for the past ten years was at DRG Corporation where he was a supervisor overseeing the grading of K-12 national tests.

Barry had a variety of interests. In high school, he loved to use his ‘Ham’ radio to listen to stations all over the world, including radio Moscow and BBC news, well before there was an internet. This is where he developed his passion for political science. Barry and his brother, Jerry, used to listen to stamp shows from radio Moscow and send in answers to questions by mail to get stamps. For years, Barry and Jerry speculated that they were on an FBI watch list (remember President Nixon). Upon graduation from high school, Barry traveled with two friends to Canada and had many fond memories of that trip.

Barry’s other passion was to watch all forms of sports. When he traveled, he often attended baseball games in those cities, such as Baltimore, Cincinnati, New York, San Diego and San Francisco. A funny story is that when Barry and Jerry were watching a baseball game in Camden Yards, the people next to them asked where they were form. Barry answered, Indianapolis. Based on their reaction, it seemed that the people of Baltimore were still unhappy with the Colts’ move from Baltimore and Jerry and Barry had to move to other seats for their safety! When Barry lived in Miami, he and his father would often go to spring training baseball games. Barry also loved watching the Super Bowl each year with his family and friends, Allen and Marian England.

Jerry and Nitsa often called on Uncle Barry to babysit their children, Olivia and Dennis. While they were growing up, Barry loved his niece and nephew like they were his own children; playing ball and participating in tea parties without complaint. Uncle Barry saved every item the kids gave him from their youth.

Barry’s brother, Jerry, will miss him dearly. They only lived four miles apart and talked every day for the last few years. He will be missed by all.

Graveside services will be September 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Washington Park North Cemetery.

Washington Park North
2702 Kessler Boulevard W. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46228

It is suggested that persons attending the graveside service, arrive approximately 20 minutes ahead of the start time.


Graveside Service: September 14, 2020 10:00 am

Washington Park North Cemetery
2706 Kessler Blvd, W, Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46228

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  1. We were very sorry to learn of Barry’s passing. He was an impressive individual who led all his projects at CTB and later DRC with expertise and competence. His memory will be a beacon to all of us. May he Rest In Peace.
    Maribeth and Bill Baier

  2. I just recently learned of Barry’s passing. He was a coworker of mine for the last 10 years at DRC (formerly CTB/McGraw-Hill). I was involved in several different projects with him over the years, and he was someone I always looked up to – he was an exemplary supervisor. RIP Barry Cane.

  3. I’m sorry to hear that Barry is passing. I worked with him for long years. He was honest and energetic man. May he rest in peace.

  4. Barry was one of the most personable supervisors I knew. I never saw him without a warm smile while strolling through the scoring rooms at DRC. He will be terribly missed and may he rest in peace forever!

  5. Barry will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him, and appreciated his commitment and dedication to giving time, devotion, and a sincere appreciation for people regardless of how long he knew them. He was a genuine caring person that gave not because he had to, but because he wanted to. Thank you Barry, for being such a wonderful person, that always showed an abundance of patience and generosity to all us that worked with you.
    Thank you for being a friend.

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