Barry Marc Tompkins, 74

FULTON, NY – Barry Marc Tompkins, 74, of Fulton, passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017, while a patient at Upstate Hospital, Syracuse.

Barry was a graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University in 1966.

Barry Marc Tompkins
Barry Marc Tompkins

Until his retirement, Barry practiced pharmacy serving for many of those years with Fay Drug Co.; initially as staff pharmacist and ultimately as pharmacy supervisor.

Barry was a man of many talents.

He loved music and was a conscientious collector of vinyl.

His enjoyment of photography extended beyond his collection of cameras and into the classroom, as a prize-winning student of many courses at O.C.C.

Among many other interests, he constructed custom golf clubs, collected dog and bird sculptures, and made and flew kites on the Cape.

Of all his interests, he most adored exhibiting his dogs.

From 1970 to 1988, he and his family exhibited Lhasa Apsos.

A dog from his first litter broke the breed’s all-time record for Best In Shows.

From 2002 to the present, Barry and his family owned and exhibited Italian Greyhounds.

Barry took great delight in being able to guide his dogs to their championships and beyond.

There are more than 35 Lhasa Apso and 15 Italian Greyhound Champions piloted by Barry and BarCon Kennels.

The greatest love of Barry’s life was his family.

With his wife, Connie, they have two daughters, Karey Pine and Amy Johnston, their husbands, William Pine and Jonathan Johnston, grandchildren, Olivia Pine, and Audrey, Samuel, and Tavish Johnston.

Barry and Connie attended many many sporting and performance events over the years.

Whether soccer, lacrosse, basketball, swimming, football, dance, piano, show, or art, anything that involved his girls or their grandchildren, Barry was most likely in attendance.

Barry was predeceased by his father, Samuel “Tommy” Tompkins; and his mother, Mae (Kosoff) Tompkins.

Barry is survived by his wife of 51 years Connie; his two daughters, their husbands and four grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 17, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, NY, with services to follow at 7 p.m.

Contributions in Barry’s memory may be made to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, Inc., Upstate New York Rescue Donation, c/o Patty Woodbury-IGRF Treasurer, 7 Damon St., North Reading, Mass., 01864-2210.


  1. From the days of “Bar-Con’s the Avenger” to present, we will always be proud to count Barry and his Family as our true friends. We will miss you, my friend. Rest in Peace. With Love, Pete and Lori

  2. My heartfelt prayers go out to Connie Carey and Amy. Barry and I were classmates and he and his family are our neighbors. First class family have been there for me through all my trials and loss. Rest in peace Berry.

  3. So sorry to learn of Barry’s passing. Worked with him and his old partner Bob Hawksby at Fays Drugs for a time. Barry was a terrific guy, wonderful sense of humor, easy to talk with. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends. R.I.P.

  4. We are saddened to learn of Barry’s passing. Our thoughts are with Connie and her family.

  5. our condolences to connie annd family on your loss. our memories of Barrys humor and genuine freindship will be remmemberd always especially at our table at the class reunions. Fulton will not be the same without his presence when we make our yearly visit.

  6. My condolences to the family. Barry was a great man and I remember very fondly the years working with him at Fay’s and how much he made me laugh. He will be missed!

  7. Connie and family.. so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing .. know that there are many friends thinking of you and praying that you find peace in this saddest of times.
    Carol and PJ Rutledge

  8. Dear Connie, Karey and Amy,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Mike and Ann LaRock

  9. Dear Connie,
    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well as your family during this very difficult time.
    Cathy Trowbridge

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