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Barry Hyatt

August 1, 1933 — January 7, 2024

Barry Zeke Hyatt, 90 of Valdosta, died on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at his residence. Born in Queens, NY to the late Irving & Lillian Stambler Hyatt, Mr. Hyatt grew up in Astoria, NY. There he lived in an apartment on 30th Avenue, above his father’s plumbing store. He graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens, received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Mr. Hyatt spent 38 years working at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory as a Senior Metallurgical Engineer, which was a division of Westinghouse, and then later Bechtel. There his job involved creating metal alloys and microscopy for nuclear reactors and nuclear submarines. For many years he lived in Bethel Park, PA before moving to Valdosta in 2004. He learned to play the Mandolin when he was a young boy, French Horn in high school and enjoyed performing the ukulele in a local community band. He shared his love of photography with family members. Mr. Hyatt had lead roles in several independent short films screened globally and was an accomplished painter. He married Haley Hall Hyatt at Jekyll Island on October 17, 2004 and he has attended Temple Israel in Valdosta for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Haley Hall Hyatt of Valdosta; six children and two of their spouses, Lynne Hyatt & Malcolm Gregory of Bethel Park, PA, Mark Hyatt of Rockledge, FL, Miriam Hyatt of Bethel Park, PA, Leslie & Mike Belack of Myrtle Beach, SC, Inga Hyatt of New Paltz, NY and Brooke Hyatt of Squirrel Hill, PA. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Kyle Belack, Leah Belack, Keith Belack, Max Hyatt, Samuel Hyatt and Sophie Hyatt; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Kelly Hyatt and a sister, Shirley Hyatt Giramita.

A graveside service will be held for Mr. Hyatt at Noon on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 in the Hebrew Section of Sunset Hill Cemetery in Valdosta, GA. Rabbi Moshe Elbaz will officiate. Condolences may be conveyed to the family on the obituary page of Carson McLane Funeral Home

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