RYE, N.Y. -- Albert Simon Barsa, a long time Rye resident, died on Oct. 4 in Charlotte, N.C. He was 91.
Barsa was born in 1924 in New Rochelle to Simon and Odette Barsa. He was raised in New York City where he attended the Loyola School, graduating in 1942. Barsa continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1947. While at MIT, Barsa enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the Corp of Engineers in Europe during World War II.
After college, he became President of Odette Barsa, Inc, a company started by his mother. The business specialized in making the finest lingerie products. Under his leadership it also became one of the first companies in the apparel industry to use computers for inventory and billing. In 1990, he joined his son's computer consulting business, Barsa Consulting Group, where he worked until 2005. In 2010, after five years living in the Westchester Country Club, he and his wife moved from Rye, where they had lived since 1956, to Charlotte to be closer to their daughter.
Barsa's interests included gardening, photography, woodworking and watching sports, especially the New York Giants. He was a longtime class representative with Loyola School Alumni Association, a member of the Westchester Country Club and New York Athletic Club.
Barsa is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria (Trabulsi) Barsa; daughter Barbara and son-in-law Jim Jamison; a daughter-in-law Susan Barsa; four grandchildren: Albert and Christina Barsa, Kyle and Blake Jamison; and a sister, Nadia Gerrity. He was predeceased by his son Albert Barsa, Jr. and a brother, Gabriel Barsa.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held in Charlotte.