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TridentTrident Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭
I'm not really sure how to post this or what to say.  I just found out that one of my best friends and most beloved cigar friends, Barry Bauman  (bearb) passed away yesterday.   We don't have all the details yet.  He loved this community, and each and everyone of you guys.  He will be missed.

He had 2 children.  Hilary and Simon who are the world to him.  I will be starting a collection for his kids.

I don't have any funeral arrangements yet, but as soon as I do I will share them.

Please keep Barry and his family in your hearts and in your prayers.



  • Ryan1990Ryan1990 NCPosts: 526 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh no. So sorry to hear this. Prayers up for Hilary, Simon, and the rest of Barry's friends and family. 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,481 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm really sorry to hear this. He was a great BOTL and will be missed. My condolences to you, his family, and all his friends. 
  • greg2648greg2648 Posts: 2,440 ✭✭✭
    Romes....I am heart broken by this news. I have had the privilege to me him on a couple occasions. He was a great friend to us all. I will always remember his excitement at the Chicago Herf. I am very sorry for our loss......Seems like the good ones go way to early. :(
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am very taken aback by this news.  Less than a month ago he was in fine health, chatting away with us on vherf.  He was a great guy to talk too, he will be missed.  Please keep us updated Roman.  He was too young.
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,802 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Barry was a great guy. He stayed up with me many times when Patrick cut out early. He will be missed. Please keep us updated and if you can, let his family know our prayers are with them.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,757 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh no. I loved talking to Barry on Vherf. :(
  • skweekzskweekz PAPosts: 2,279 ✭✭✭
    I am saddened by the loss of a true friend and brother. But I will always cherish the great memories we shared. May you forever rest in peace, Barry. You will be missed. 
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very sad to hear this. 
    Never got the chance to "meet him" on vherf but always enjoyed his conversation here, especially regarding hockey. 

    RIP to a great guy and true BOTL. 
    Thoughts & prayers to all of his friends & family. 

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,217 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aww shít. I really enjoyed talking to Barry a couple times on the vherf. 
    This sucks.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is absolutely heartbreaking, I had met Barry and thought the world of him and have vherfed with him many times and as Patrick said, not one month ago with his son on the line even and had a blast. This is truly tragic and a terrible loss to our community and everyone who knew and loved Barry. Thank you for letting us know Roman and I am so sorry for your loss as well, take care and let me know if there is absolutely anything that I can do. All my love and support brother, will be looking to hear more details and how to help the kids.

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,438 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RIP BROTHER, You will be missed
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  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,434 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh man that's horrible. He is such a sweet and friendly guy-- loved talking to him.. Shocked- I was really looking forward to seeing him again this December. Pickled eggs baby! Love ya Barry RIP
  • johnnyBjohnnyB UtardedPosts: 1,545 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So sorry to hear this,will be praying for the family,and all the brothers here who knew him well. May he rest in peace 
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  • kingjk729kingjk729 Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭
    This is horrible news. Barry and I were just talking on Monday about him coming down to a Tat event in my neighborhood and I found it odd the I was messaging him yesterday and I didn't hear anything back which is not like Barry at all. Barry was one the nicest guys that I've met through cigars and as many others have said Chicago just won't be the same without him and all the great conversations we've had there, at CFest and via phone. I know he wanted to come down to buffalo with his kids for the day and we talked about a few things for Simon and Hilary to do. Barry will truly be missed. RIP Barry
  • NorthsideSmokeNorthsideSmoke Not Waconia MNPosts: 512 ✭✭✭✭
    I do not believe I had the fortune to meet him. But this news is heartbreaking. I have really grown fond of this community 
  • CigarPunkCigarPunk Stuck In OhioPosts: 826 ✭✭✭✭
    Very sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family and loved ones.
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very sad news. Did not know him and prayers sent.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,494 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear this. He was fun to talk with on vherf.
    Thoughts go out to his family.
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  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 2,931 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,506 ✭✭✭
    God's speed, bear.
  • RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I never had the pleasure of knowing him, but when any Brotherhood mourns a loss all brothers mourn.  Be at peace, Brother.......
    Long days and pleasant nights,

  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    the few interactions I had with him were always good. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Barry. You'll be missed. :(
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  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 336 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm too new to have known him but it sounds like he was well liked here.  Prayers go out to his immediate family and to his BOTL's here on the forum.  

    Godspeed Barry!   :'(  
  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,485 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I dont even know what to say.  The crazy canadian eh'.  You will be missed Barry.  Chicago wont be the same without you and your pickled eggs.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

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  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 3,991 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I only spoke to Barry a few times, but he was a very nice gentleman. May he rest in peace. 
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  • Phil_from_ChicagoPhil_from_Chicago Holly, MIPosts: 146 ✭✭✭

    It really sucks to think that the last time I will every get to see Barry in person was in Las Vegas. He had a great time there and kicked some ass working the booth for Swinger. He was a really great person and someone whom I could honestly call a friend. He will be missed and I pray for his kids and the rest of the people affected by this loss.  "He went to soon" seems cliche but for us losing Barry it is just way to soon. 

    I'm going to miss you a ton man. Till we meet again.( for reference Barry is on the left and Roman is in the middle.)
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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,485 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glock1975 said:
    I hated reading the text today from Roman, tore me up inside knowing Barry is gone too soon. I had the pleasure meeting Barry at several Chicago herfs, I'm so glad I got to talk and pick his mind on cigars and other stuff for about 20 minutes straight, the man truly knew his stuff. Signing his boxes every year was truly a honor, so sad he won't be there to have another 1 signed. I'm still hoping I can come this year but I purpose we buy a box like Barry dos every year and all of us sign it and send it back to his family. You'll be truly missed brother. RIP
    I think that sounds like a great idea Jeremy.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

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  • Glock1975Glock1975 Posts: 5,121 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cool Brad we will talk about it soon.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great pics gents, thanks for sharing its good to see em.

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