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Obituary: Barry Elkins

Barry Alan Elkins, 69, of Marco Island, Florida passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2012. Born in Hemel Hempstead, England, Barry moved to Florida in 1980. He started a satellite installation company called Satellite Solutions. In 1983, Barry fell in love with his best friend, Peggy. They married on January 15, 1985. In the past 30 years shared together they had two daughters, which he adored. Barry’s passion was traveling. He loved to go on cruises and explore different countries. Barry also enjoyed boating, fishing, playing golf and most of all spending time with his girls. He was an avid sports fan for the Chelsea Football Club.

He worked at the Mariner Condominiums on Marco Island for almost 20 years, starting as an assistant and working his way up to condo manager.

Barry will be dearly missed by all that knew him; his loving wife of 28 years, Peggy Poteet Elkins, their two daughters, Megan (Elkins) Holland and Brittany Elkins, his father, Roland Elkins of Bournemouth, England, as well as his son Tony Elkins of London, England. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Elkins.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Rd, Marco Island, followed by a gathering in the Parish Center to celebrate Barry’s wonderful life.

In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to assist with expenses.


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