Barry Behrman
1946 - 2016
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Barry Behrman

Virginia Beach - Barry S. Behrman, 70, of Virginia Beach, passed away April 23, 2016. Barry was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Aaron and Gertrude Behrman. Barry was the proud founder of Q-Master Billiards and operated over 40 years, as well as the founder of Pools' most prestigious 9-Ball event in the world, the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.

He is survived by his children, Brady of Charlottesville, Virginia and Shannon Paschall (Walter) of Virginia Beach, sisters; Gloria Ornoff of Norfolk, Sharon Schloss (Ben) of Norfolk; grandchildren, Hailey & Hannah Behrman and Aiden, Bailey & Abigail Paschall, as well as his "Boys", Buddy & Wimpy.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 11am in Forest Lawn Cemetery Norfolk. A celebration of life will be held at Q-Master Billiards immediately following the service. Condolences may be offered to the family at In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Apr. 25, 2016.
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
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January 29, 2020
Great Guy from Q-Masters
September 10, 2017
Miss you Barry
Barry was a good friend of mine and I've known him since I was 16 , I was just doing a search and am sad to see that he has passed, it's been 11 years since I have seen him. I hope his family carries on with the us open. My condolences. RIP dear friend. - Gayle Hopkins
Gayle Hopkins
October 21, 2016
October 20, 2016
Barry was so kind to me when my brother, Charlie Boy passed away in 2011, he held memorial at Q Masters and it was so nice to meet some of my brothers close pool friends, rest in peace Barry, my condolences to your family
October 20, 2016
I, just today (10/20), found out about Barry's passing. How I missed this I do not know. I spent many an hour shooting pool at Q-Masters Norfolk from the mid-80's through the mid-90's. Barry and one of the employee's taught me how to shoot, sold me my first cue, and always "overlooked" the alotted rental time on tables. He made everyone feel like family. Condolences to his family and friends who are left with his memory.
Diana S
September 27, 2016
I just found out about Barry and I am deeply sorry to hear of his passing. I am a prior employee of his when he had the Norfolk store. I keep all of you in my thoughts and know that I hold a lot of great memories of my time at Q-Master's.
Denise Custer
September 24, 2016
Barry brought joy to me and thousands of other pool fans around the world. He was truly one of a kind. Rest in peace, dear soul.
Jeff G
May 6, 2016
Barry, well done with class. Appreciate what you created, Q-Masters, for all of those who enjoy the game of pool. Rest in peace. Donnell Cephus
April 27, 2016
May your legacy live on at Q Master Billiards . Condolences to the family.

Roberts Smith
April 27, 2016
Barry came from a fantastic upbringing, as he learned from his wonderful parents who were both loved by all.
April 27, 2016
May God continue to bring peace and comfort to the family and all the lives that Barry touched.
Arlene Etheridge
April 27, 2016
Brady and Barry at the Derby
When Barry was in the house, everything was first class all the way. He was Mr. Pool and created the the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, which was a magnificent event for players and railbirds alike. To win the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship title is the dream of every single pool player around the world, bar none. On the weekend of the Open, long-stem roses were given to all the lady attendees. Barry's attention to detail was appreciated by many at this prestigious event. Our hearts go out to Brady, Shannon, and their family. We loved Barry with all our heart. He will be missed in our lives, but his spirit will live on forever. Rest in peace, Barry. You were, and still are, loved by many.
Jennie and Keith McCready
April 27, 2016
Condolences to the family of a man who brought much enjoyment to a great many people through the world of pool. We have truly lost a wonderful person.
Christopher Olsen
April 26, 2016
Barry and Buddy
Jennie and Keith McCready
April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016
My sincere condolences to Barry's family. He was a pioneer in what he did with the U.S. Open and a great benefactor to the game of pool. Always quick with a smile. RIP Barry.
Dino Cristarella
April 25, 2016
Brady, So sorry for the loss of your dad and Hailey and Hannah's grandfather. Give my love to the girls!

Etta Robins
Etta Robins
April 25, 2016
CueSports International offers its sincerely condolences to the Behrman family. He was a giant in the billiards industry and will always be remembered as such.
Ozzy Reynolds
April 25, 2016
Your energetic personality and your vivacious spirit will be missed. Peace and condolences to your loved ones.
Amber Davis
April 25, 2016
MY condolences to the Behrman's family from mom# 2. Shirley ( Stonecypher cy court.. My prayers and thoughts are with you .
April 25, 2016
Rod Liverman
April 25, 2016
Behrman Family.
It saddens my heart to
here of Berrys passing,
He was a good person & friend.
My thought and prayer's go out to all
The family.
Fifty years of great
Foster Strickland
Foster Strickland
April 25, 2016
My heart goes out to the family he was always nice to me hopefully the us 9 ball open will live on rip
Edith Waldon
April 25, 2016
Barry was a "mess" and I say that in the most complimentary way! Barry always loved telling everyone how he introduced me to my now x-husband. In all honesty, each time I mentioned to him something that might improve the pool room, he took note of it and almost always implemented my idea. He always had a smile for me and had time for a quick chat as he moved around the pool room. It is with certainty that he will be hugely missed. I will miss him. Thanks for the good times at Q-Master's! God bless the family during this difficult time.
April 25, 2016
You will truly be missed. Thank you for your dedication and devotion to the sport of billiards. Qmaster's sucks you in from day one and pool becomes part of your soul. You forever changed my life with your love of the game! RIP my friend. Prayers to the family,your pool family is here for you all.
Becca Nixon
April 25, 2016
Barry and I were roommates at Frederick Military Academy in Portsmouth, Va. in the early 1960's. He was an easy going and nice person. Barry had a lot of good qualities but the one that stands out is - He was a people person... he just liked people. I never met anyone who didn't like him. The sport of pool is where it is today because of his love for the game and its players. He will be missed.
Burch Baum
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