I knew he was not well, but am still deeply saddened by Dr. Barness' passing. I always counted him as a friend, a colleague, a mentor, and my chairman of Pediatrics during my years with him in the early 1980s. He saved mu mother's life years ago by simply recommending a cause for her illness by means of a telephone call suggestion. That was Dr. Barness as usual to the rescue. He told me once that a Snicker's Bar a day kept the doctor away. May he rest in peace. I will never forget him.