J. Michael Barry, a public issues analyst who left old consulting firm Mongoven, Biscoe & Duchin in 1992 and became a homemaker, died May 23 at Virginia Hospital Center. He was 59.

The cause was acute respiratory failure, said a sister, Eleanor Carpenter.

Mr. Barry, a Falls Church resident, joined Washington’s MBD as a consultant in 1988. Earlier, he was an analyst for Nestlé and Pagan International, a management and public policy development consulting firm.

Joseph Michael Barry, an Alexandria native, was a 1972 graduate of the old Fort Hunt High School and a 1976 philosophy graduate of the University of Virginia.

He was a parent volunteer with the Falls Church City Public Schools.

His marriage to Anne Camper ended in divorce. Their son Kevin Camper-Barry died in 1992.

Survivors include three children, Liana Camper-Barry of Amherst, Mass., and Michael Camper-Barry and Anne Camper-Barry, both of Falls Church; his mother, Eleanor Barry of Gainesville, Va.; a brother, James Barry of Memphis; and two sisters, Eleanor Carpenter of Falls Church and Kathy Levin of Atlanta.

— Megan McDonough