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Mr. Robert W. Barito 1928 - 2010

Mr. Robert W. Barito

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Mary

I was sorry to read of Bob's passing. It doesn't seem so long ago that I was sitting in your kitchen on Patton Drive. I know that your faith will see you through this hard patch.
You will be in my thoughts
Lynne, Erin, Colleen and Kevin
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
To the Barito Family....

Bob Barito was my mentor. April 1, 1968 (April fool’s Day) Bob hired me to be his lab technician. At that time I was insecure, shy, naive, and of low self-esteem. Thanks to Bob I learned that I was of value and could do anything I set my mind to. I worked for Bob for about 15 years during which time I earned my degree from the University of Louisville with a major in chemistry. Bob saw to it that I was promoted to "exempt" status and we continued to work on many projects together.

Bob was also a man of vision. He saw well in advance the need for me to take another step in my career at GE. With Bob's encouragement I called GE Plastics directly and told them I wanted a field marketing position that I knew was open. GE Plastics appreciated my boldness and offered me the position

Joining GE Plastics....was. the second best move of my life,.... the first of course being joining the Plastics Lab working for Bob. I learned much from Bob both technically and personally.

Bob’s influence on me was life changing. I met 100’s of great people, had the opportunity to work for some of the greatest minds in the plastics industry and to got to know VP’s on a personal basis.

Bob's wit and humor was complimented by his compassion for others. He was a true blessing for all who knew him.. I do not think that in my entire working career anyone cared about me more than Bob Barito and the feeling is mutual.

In my heart Bob lives on…..

Logan Mann (Bob called me Log
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
) Bob Barito was my mentor. April 1, 1968 (April fool’s Day) Bob hired me to be his lab technician. At that time I was insecure, shy, naive, and of low self-esteem. Thanks to Bob I learned that I was of value and could do anything I set my mind to. I worked for Bob for about 15 years during which time I earned my degree from the University of Louisville with a major in chemistry. Bob saw to it that I was promoted to "exempt" status and we continued to work on many projects together.

Bob was also a man of vision. He saw well in advance the need for me to take another step in my career at GE. With Bob's encouragement I called GE Plastics directly and told them I wanted a field marketing position that I knew was open. GE Plastics appreciated my boldness and offered me the position

Joining GE Plastics....was. the second best move of my life,.... the first of course being joining the Plastics Lab working for Bob. I learned much from Bob both technically and personally.

Bob’s influence on me was life changing. I met 100’s of great people, had the opportunity to work for some of the greatest minds in the plastics industry and to got to know VP’s on a personal basis.

Bob's wit and humor was complimented by his compassion for others. He was a true blessing for all who knew him.. I do not think that in my entire working career anyone cared about me more than Bob Barito and the feeling is mutual.

In my heart Bob lives on…..

Logan Mann (Bob called me Log
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Dear Mary
My heart goes out to you in your loss of a wonderful guy and a man I highly respected in both his technical competency but also as a man and a straight shooter. I'm sure he will be missed so much, but I'm also sure that his disease gave him no quality of life this past year and in a way it is a blessing that the good Lord took him sooner than later. If there is any way I can be helpful, please give me a call as I have a lot more free time since Martha passed away in early January.
God be with you. Don Davis
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Barito Family,

We are sorry to hear of your father's passing. We will always remember his silly stories and jokes and his great laugh! Please know all your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Brigid and Mark Amshoff
Kerry and Bryan
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