Barry A. Bosies

Barry Arthur Bosies, of York, passed away unexpectedly at York Hospital on Saturday, September 12th, after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Regina (Appleby) Bosies, to whom he was married for 46 years.

Born March 6, 1946 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Harry O. and Alice (Jessel) Bosies.

Barry began his life-long interest in all things mechanical and technical when he earned an acceptance to Baltimore’s Polytechnic Institute, continuing that education at The University of Maryland, where he earned his BS in Engineering, followed by a Masters in Administration and Engineering Management at George Washington University.  He served in The Army Reserves while a student, during the Vietnam War Era.

His professional career with various firms culminated with his eventual purchase of the former Toronita Corporation of York in 1994, which he transformed into Precision Machinery Systems, Inc. of York, manufactures of industrial and commercial waste reduction and compacting machines and was co-owner of B&W Metals, an associated metal fabricating firm.  The creation of and the successful current history of Precision Machinery Systems was a source of personal and family pride.

Barry was the most kind and giving of men, truly a “gentle giant” of a man.  A caring and devoted husband to his beloved Gina and a nurturing and supportive guide and model to his sons.  He was everyone’s friend, always ready to lend a hand, and hand-up or his assistance to all in need.  Barry truly “never said no”.

In addition to enjoying the constant companionship of his wife, both here and at their home in Florida, they travelled extensively.  Barry had a life-long love affair with the game of golf, which he began at his father’s side in his early teen years.  A good cigar, a good book, his countless friends, his Yorkshire Terrier Teddy and playing poker, pleased him so.  He was an avid motorcycle rider.

Barry is survived by his wife, Gina and sons Matthew and Michael and his future son-in-law, Ric Rackett, all of York.  A sister, Bonnie (Bosies) Berman of The Villages in Florida; his sister-in-law Denise (Pearce) Dooley and spouse (Shawn); nephew Jacob Hollandsworth and nieces Kristen Dooley and Lisa and Beth Woods also survive him.

Following cremation, private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made in Barry’s memory to the Evans Scholarship Foundation for golf caddies of academic achievement and financial need at Evans Scholarship Foundation, One Briar Road, Golf, Illinois 60029-0301 or by online at



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  • We were honored to have known Barry Bosies even if it was for a short while. He enriched our lives as well as many others and we shared laughs together whenever I saw him.. Truly, he was a gentle giant of a man who gave so much to everyone he met. God Bless his sweet soul until we meet again and God bless his darling Gina and wonderful sons, Matthew & Michael.

  • Dear Gina and Family,

    We were so saddened to learn of Barry’s untimely passing. Everything written about his gentle spirit and kind and generous heart is true. Our deepest condolences on the passing of an irreplaceable gentlemen.

  • I have known Barry and Gina for many years. It’s been a pleasant and rewarding friendship. I was looking forward to spending time with him in our retirement years motorcycling around the east coast. We shared a similar educational background in the industry, and it was a pleasure to discuss business and engineering with him. I wish Gina, the boys and everyone at PMS the best and offer my help in any way needed.

  • Barry was truly a gentle giant and a leader of men. If we as men aspire and model our lives after Barry and only achieve half of that goal what a better man we will be. Barry was a beacon of light in an industry where there are few who can say the same. I’m saddened over his passing but honored to say that I knew him, worked with him and called him my friend. Gina, Matt and Mike my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Barry.

  • My prayers are with you. Barry was a kind & gentile man. I know you will miss him. I think of him every day. Hard to believe.

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