Dear Barry Family,
I hereby want to express my deepest sympathies for the huge loss you're suffering.
Rich was not only a great co-worker, but also a friend you could hold talks with for hours.
He always knew what to say to cheer up one's mood when you had a bad day, he certainly made my day more than once.
It was always pretty hard to avoid his special kind of humor, as I just had to laugh lustily about every funny tale he knew to tell.
Now, it's just not the same anymore to have a call into the US, knowing Rich will not pick up the phone anymore.
It makes me proud to have been able to finally meet this special, unique person in live last year.
I wish you so much strength to go on. Switzerland will miss Rich.
My deepest condolences.
Dear Deirdre, What a great loss for you and the boys. Our hearts go out to you. You are in our hearts and prayers. Much love, Dolly and Ray Sternesky
My very deepest sympathies to all of Rich's family and friends. I know he loved each of you. Over this past week when I have thought of his passing, of his life, I cannot help but think of music. Rich loved music! It was a huge part of his life. "Find The River by R.E.M. and "Green Gloves" by The National (amongst countless others) have been in heavy rotation here as I say good bye in my way. I know a day will not pass that I will not hear a song that will remind me of him..and smile. He went too soon. He will be missed, always.
Hello my deepest condolensces for your loss. I knew Rich from old BBH days. I also used to live near him about 10 years ago in Garden City Park. I will miss him dearly on the yearly Monmouth Park visits. God Bless you and your family.
" The early "a.m" ride on the "Iron Horse" will never be the same without you ..We will miss your laughter/jokes but most of all your presence..Our deepest condolences to The Barry Family ...
Always in our thoughts and hearts.
Since I'm paying for a copy of the guest book, I might as well add a chimp picture. Rich liked his chimps!
Rich loved his family more than anything. He made all of us co-workers feel like part of the Barry family. We miss him terribly out by the red square.
To my beloved brother - what can I say. I love you so much and am just heartbroken you are not here, but I know you will be looking out for me. You have been an amazing brother. I couldn't have asked for anything more. We got each other through good and bad times. You and Deirdre allowed me to be so included in your lives and Brendan and Owen's lives. I adore them Rick and I promise you I will watch them grow and be there for them anyway they need me to be. I thank you for letting me be such a big part of your life and I will miss you everyday. Til we meet again Baby Boy B - I love you
To my beloved Barry Family:
I am shocked and saddened by Ricky's passing.
Ricky was such a wonderful cousin to me and my brothers and a beloved nephew to my Mom and Dad(Big John went home to heaven in October 2011).
I will always have great memories of all the gatherings at our house in Bayside and in your apartment in the Bronx. Although we may not be blood related-Ricky and all the Barry's are forever our family as we have helped eachother through the bad times and experienced so much joy together in good times.
I know Ricky was welcomed into God's kingdom by the loving embrace of him mother (my Godmother Aunt Gerry) and I know my Dad is probably telling a cheesy joke to both of them.
With all my heart, I offer love and deepest sympathies on behalf of all the Wukies!
To The Barry Family,
My deepest condolences are extended to you all during your time of bereavement.
I worked with Rich at Brown Brothers until I relocated to Atlanta in 1996 and will always remember his smile, jokes and great personality.
I ask you to trust in God and know that Rich is smiling down on you.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.