Barry James Teicher was born in Milwaukee, the fourth of seven children to George and Elizabeth Teicher. He died in Sister Bay, Wis. at the age of 70 on Nov. 25, 2016. Barry earned his B.A. in English and Anthropology from UW-Milwaukee and his masters and doctorate in Education Policy Studies and History from UW-Madison. He taught at DuPage Community School in Glen Ellyn, Ill., where he met his wife of 45 years, Jude. A truer, more beautiful love is hard to find.
Barry then taught at UW-Madison, soon becoming the university’s oral historian. For more than 25 years, he researched the university’s history, selecting scores of leading scholars and administrators associated with the university for interviews. Barry’s extensive preparation resulted in a fascinating archive that exists orally in audio/videotape as well as in writing.
Barry is survived by his beloved wife, Jude (Swanson); four sisters and two brothers; six brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; 12 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law; and many great friends. Jude would like to thank the staff at Hearthside in Sister Bay for their friendship and loving care.