Barry Richardson Passes away

Profile picture of the author mrmatiesto by mrmatiesto Posted: 03/06/2009
Hi All

At around 7 am this morning a dear friend and business partner of mine passed away. Barry Richardson was know on the forum as a nice guy and he will be missed. Its strange that just 3 weeks ago Barry asked me if I would help his wife Martha with his business if anything ever happened to him.

I wanted to let everyone know of his passing and that at this time the cause of death isn't known he will undergo an autopsy later today. When I have more news I will let you know.

Please if you know Barry be kind enough not to fill his email with condolences right away. Allow Martha a couple of days to get herself together. I will be helping her with Barry's business as soon as she is able to devote some time to it.

Barry was one of my best friends and I will miss him dearly. If you have questions you can write me and I will do my best to answer you quickly.

I will be setting up some kind of fund on behalf of Martha in the near future if you are so inclined to help.

This is a shock and when I got the word about and hour after his passing I was stunned and I will be doing all I can to help Martha.

I will post back here as soon as I have more news.
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Thanks to Ryan Bessling who has setup a donation page for Barry's family.
If you would like to help out here is the link all proceeds go direct to the family. Donations Here


Jim Miller
jfmiller@maine.rr.com
#barry #passes #richardson

  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Loren Woirhaye
    I'm sorry to learn that. Barry was a vigorous contributor here.
  • Profile picture of the author CmdrStidd
    CmdrStidd
    While I am too new to this forum to recognize the name, I do understand what it is to lose a loved one suddenly like that. My prayers go out to the family. It is a great thing to see that you are willing to help his wife with the business. I know she appreciates it.

    I, too, will watch for any fundraising and give as I can. As always, I stand ready to serve.
  • Profile picture of the author spraven
    spraven
    Jim

    I just got off the phone with Martha. Barry has been a very dear friend to us over the past few years, and this is a great loss for everyone who knew him.

    Martha is at a complete loss. If we could get a list of people who did work for Barry it would help.

    Jim, give a yell and I will do everything I can to help. Barry did the same for me when Scott got sick.

    I know Barry had been having a slump in his business just like a lot of us, so Martha is going to have a lot of bills that she will not be able to handle right now.

    Sharlene
  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    R Hagel
    Wow -- I also didn't personally know Barry, but I certainly saw him around this forum and elsewhere. Rest in peace, Barry... and comfort to Martha.

    Becky
  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    Ken Strong
    Sorry to hear this -- I did some great ad swaps with Barry and valued his contributions to the forum.

    You never know.
  • Profile picture of the author mrmatiesto
    mrmatiesto
    Thank you all for you kind posts.

    Barry was a great guy and helped a lot of people.
    I will post what news I get as soon as it comes in.

    I know Barry had a lot of friends on here and on behalf
    of his wife Martha we thank you.

    Jim
  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    John Taylor
    What sad news.

    Barry was one of the most helpful and friendly
    veteran Warriors and he quietly helped a
    significant number of people.. mostly behind
    the scenes.

    He'll be missed and his family will be very much
    in my thoughts and prayers.

    John
  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    BrianMcLeod
    This is terrible news. I've enjoyed Barry's posts on the forum over the years.

    Please count me in for anything that I can do to help. I feel terrible for his wife.

    When my dad died unexpectedly I was the one who had to make sense of everything with no way to ask what was what and what was where and it's unbelievably difficult to deal with --- even as you cope with the tremendous loss.

    I'd be honored to offer my support, services, whatever might ease that burden for his wife. Just ask.

    RIP Barry.

    Brian
  • Profile picture of the author A8ch
    A8ch
    My sincerest condolences to Barry's family and friends.
    Losing a loved one is an event that's never easy to come
    to grips with and I offer a prayer for his survivors.

    Hermas
  • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
    Barbara Eyre
    While I do not recognize the name offhand, from the sound of it, Barry was one of the good guys and that he'll be missed by many.

    Please let us know what we can do for Martha and the family. Like you said, the bills will be coming fast and furious within the next month or so. No matter one's financial situation, they can be a heavy burden when you are in the grieving process. Let's help her out!
  • Profile picture of the author Bayou
    Bayou
    What terrible, sad news. Although I never knew Barry personally, I heard a lot about him and enjoyed reading his posts and emails. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to Martha and the family.

    Please count me in Jim to any fund raising that you do.
  • Profile picture of the author Lens Magician
    Lens Magician
    Barry was so alive - I have been a list subscriber of Barry's for a long time. Hopefully Martha will be able to keep things going with your help Jim.

    Keep us posted and let us all know what can be done to help.
  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    JasonParker
    I'm really sorry to hear that Jim.

    I didn't know Barry all that well, but I was just talking to him on Skype earlier this week. He seemed like he was just living another day... nothing abnormal at all.

    My heart goes out to his family in dealing with everything.

    Originally Posted by mrmatiesto View Post

    Hi All

    At around 7 am this morning a dear friend and business partner of mine passed away. Barry Richardson was know on the forum as a nice guy and he will be missed. Its strange that just 3 weeks ago Barry asked me if I would help his wife Martha with his business if anything ever happened to him.

    I wanted to let everyone know of his passing and that at this time the cause of death isn't known he will undergo an autopsy later today. When I have more news I will let you know.

    Please if you know Barry be kind enough not to fill his email with condolences right away. Allow Martha a couple of days to get herself together. I will be helping her with Barry's business as soon as she is able to devote some time to it.

    Barry was one of my best friends and I will miss him dearly. If you have questions you can write me and I will do my best to answer you quickly.

    I will be setting up some kind of fund on behalf of Martha in the near future if you are so inclined to help.

    This is a shock and when I got the word about and hour after his passing I was stunned and I will be doing all I can to help Martha.

    I will post back here as soon as I have more news.

    Jim Miller
    jfmiller@maine.rr.com
  • Profile picture of the author immick
    immick
    So sorry to hear this. I did not know this person, but what is ironic is that this morning I received an email promoting one of his special offers which I purchased.

    Unfortunately the download link did not work and I was not able to get my purchase.

    Two things this points out to all of us;

    First, once again a reminder that life is special yet fragile and none of us know how long we will be in this place.

    Second, from a business perspective, we need to think of continuity of our own businesses and get our family involved at least on the backend whenever possible.
    This is something I have personally neglected.

    Mick
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    David_Thompson
    Hey Jim,

    you know barry was one of my good IM friends this is heart breaking news...

    Jim please pass on my sincerest condolences to Barry's wife and family...

    It's a sad day

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    jasondinner
    Damn, another fallen soldier. WTF is going on???

    That's 2 in the last few weeks.

    I'll say a prayer for his family. I know what it's like to lose someone so close so sudden.

    It's not cool.
  • Profile picture of the author Ken Reno
    Ken Reno
    I'm in shock to hear this...

    Barry was one of the few people online I can always count on. He's worked for me and we've partnered on many projects over the last 6 years...a more dedicated person you wont find...

    I'm at a loss...

    Barry, I love you brother, and you will be missed, and never forgotten.
  • Profile picture of the author graphicsgenie
    graphicsgenie
    I have worked with Barry a few times and there aren't many people who I would say I'd enjoyed working with more, a great guy and he will be sorely missed.

    My condolences to his family,

    Darren
  • Profile picture of the author Jason James
    Jason James
    Another reminder that life is not guarantee and things and people can be taken away from us at a moments notice... Rest in peace Barry.
  • Profile picture of the author Didier Faucher
    Didier Faucher
    I didn't know him well, but I felt connected with him.

    I'm very sad this evening.

    Rest in peace my friend.

    Didier


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